On This Day

December 1749 in History

Deaths in History

  • Dec 5 Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Vérendrye, New French explorer and trader (b. 1685)
  • Dec 10 Gabrielle Chôtelet [La belle Emilie], French writer (Voltaire), dies at 42
  • Dec 20 Pakubuwono II, susuhunan of Mataram Java, dies
  • Dec 23 Mark Catesby, English naturalist (Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands), dies at 66