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December 12, 1821 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Birthdays in History

  • Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (Madame Bovary), born in Rouen, France (d. 1880)

Deaths in History

  • Phoebe Hessel, English woman who disguised herself as a man to serve in the British Army, probably to be with her lover, Samuel Golding, dies at 108
1821 in History