On This Day

December 1751 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 14 The first military academy in the world, the Theresian Military Academy, is founded in Austria
  • Dec 23 France sets plan to tax clergymen

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 7 Jurriaan François de Friderici, governor-general of Suriname, born in Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1812)
  • Dec 9 Maria Luisa of Parma, Queen of Charles IV of Spain, born in Parma (d. 1819)
  • Dec 10 George Shaw, English botanist and zoologist, born in Bierton, Buckinghamshire (d. 1813)
  • Dec 26 Clement Hofbauer, Austrian missionary and saint (d. 1820)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 12 Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, English statesman and philosopher, dies at 73
  • Dec 16 Leopold II of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian general (b. 1700)
  • Dec 17 Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, Czech master builder, dies at 62
  • Dec 18 Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, builder (Nepomukkerk, Prague), dies at 62
  • Dec 19 Louise of Great Britain, wife of Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1724)