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Historical Events In December - 15

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1675  John Vermeer, Dutch painter (Love Letter), dies at 43 on this day in history.  

1680  Tax revolt on Terschelling due to tax on cereal on this day in history.  

1688  On this day in history lord Delamere sides with King James II [NS 12/25]  

1688  Gaspar Fagel, lawyer/Neth grand pensionary (1672-88), dies at 54 on December - 15.  

1699  On this day in history henrik A van Reede tot Drakenstein, Dutch botanist, dies at about 63  

1712  Sidney 1st earl of Godolphine, English minister of Finance, dies at 67 on December - 15.  

1715  George Hickes, English linguist (Old German Philology), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1720  J F Beck, writer on this day in history.  

1734  On December - 15 the birth of George Romney, English portrait painter  

1735  On this day in history cesare Beccaria-Bonesana, Italian lawyer  

1745  Battle at Kesseldorf: Prussia beats Saksen & Austria on this day in history.  

1765  On December - 15 philippe-Jacques Pfeffinger, composer  

1778  Godert AGP baron van der Capellen, Dutch gov-gen (Dutch-Indies) on this day in history.  

1779  On December - 15 manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, composer, dies at 62  

1785  On this day in history king George IV of England marries his mistress, Maria Fitzherbert.  

1787  On this day in history charles Cowden Clarke, English editor/Shakespearean critic  

1791  On December - 15 the Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution) becomes law, following ratification by the state of Virginia.  

1791  On this day in history 1st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania  

1792  The first US life insurance policy is issued in Philadelphia on December - 15.  

1792  On December - 15 1st life insurance policy issued in US (Phila)  

1792  Joseph Martin Kraus, composer, dies at 36 on this day in history.  

1793  Henry Charles Carey, Phila, economist (Principles of Poli Economy) on this day in history.  

1794  Revolutionary Tribunal abolished in France on December - 15.  

1802  On this day in history janos Bolyai, Romania, mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry)  

1803  August Freyer, composer on this day in history.  

1810  Irish magazine in US, the Shamrock, is firstpublished on December - 15.  

1810  1st Irish magazine in US, Shamrock, is published on December - 15.  

1812  On December - 15 isidor Dannstrom, composer  

1815  Rossini gets assignment for Il barbiere di Siviglia on this day in history.  

1816  Charles Stanhope, a British earl, invented two early mechanical calculators, as well as a printing press, a microscope lens, and various other scientific devices on December - 15.  

1816  On this day in history joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 44  

1817  On this day in history maria Walewska [Leszczinska], lover of emperor Napoleon I, dies  

1820  1st General pharmacopoeia in US published, Boston on this day in history.  

1821  On this day in history auguste Emmanuel Vaucorbeil, composer  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1534  Lucas Osiander, composer was born on December - 15.  

1567  On this day in history birth of christoph Demantius, composer  

1574  On December - 15 birth of samuel Besler, composer  

1610  On December - 15 birth of david Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium)  

1648  Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations) was born on December - 15.  

1657  Michel-Richard Delalande, composer was born on December - 15.  

1667  Ludwig Ernst, composer was born on December - 15.  

1720  J F Beck, writer was born on December - 15.  


Famous Deaths In December - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1025  Basilius II, the Bulgarendoder, Byzantine emperor (976-1025), dies on December - 15.  

1072  On December - 15 death of alp Arslan, Turkish sultan in Persia (b. 1029)  

1230  Ottokar I, king of Bohemia (1197-1230), dies on this day in history.  

1263  On this day in history death of king Haakon IV of Norway (b. 1204)  

1515  On this day in history alfonso de Albuquerque, viceroy of Portuguese Indies, dies  

1576  On December - 15 joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53  

1598  On December - 15 philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58  

1621  On December - 15 charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43  

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