December 1792 in History

Events in History


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 5 George Washington re-elected as US President

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Dec 8 1st cremation in US: Henry Laurens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 11 France's King Louis XVI goes on trial, accused of high treason and crimes against the state

King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI
  • Dec 15 1st life insurance policy issued in US (Philadelphia)
  • Dec 17 Opening of 1st legislative assembly of Lower Canada in Quebec city
  • Dec 26 Trial of French King Louis XVI, court hears the kings defense brought by Raymond Des├Ęze

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Lobachevsky, mathematician
  • Dec 6 Abraham J van de Aa, lexicographer (Biographic Dictionary)
  • Dec 6 King William II of the Netherlands (d. 1849)
  • Dec 12 Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter
  • Dec 19 [Andries] Hendrik Potgieter, Cape Colony, settled Transvaal
  • Dec 20 Nicolas Charlet, French painter (d. 1845)
  • Dec 29 Sir Archibald Alison, 1st Baronet, Scottish historian (History of Europe), born in Shropshire, England (d. 1867)