December 1815 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 5 Foundation of Maceió in Brazil.
  • Dec 15 Gioacchino Rossini gets assignment for Il barbiere di Siviglia

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Dec 23 "Emma" By Jane Austen by published by John Murray in London

Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 8 Adolph Menzel, German painter and graphic artist (d. 1905)

Person of interestAda Lovelace

Dec 10 Ada Lovelace, English mathematician considered the first computer programmer, born in London (d. 1852)

Mathematician and Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician and Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
  • Dec 21 Thomas Couture, French painter/author
  • Dec 22 Johann J Bachofen, Swiss judicial historian
  • Dec 23 Henry Highland Garnet, Maryland, minister/abolitionist/diplomat
  • Dec 26 Israel Bush Richardson, American Major General (Union Army), born in Fairfax, Vermont (d. 1862)
  • Dec 31 George Gordon Meade, Spanish-American Major General (Union Army), born in Cádiz, Spain (d. 1872)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 3 John Carroll, first Roman Catholic archbishop in the US, also known as the founder of Georgetown University, dies at 80
  • Dec 7 Michel Ney, French marshal (Waterloo), murdered at 46
  • Dec 20 Giovanni Meli, Sicilian poet (Buccolica), dies at 75
  • Dec 22 Jose Maria Morelos, Mexican revolutionary priest executed by Spaniards
  • Dec 29 Saartjie Baartman, Hottentot Venus, dies in Paris