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Historical Events In December - 15

Monday, 01 March 2021

1675  On this day in history john Vermeer, Dutch painter (Love Letter), dies at 43  

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

1688  Lord Delamere sides with King James II [NS 12/25] on December - 15.  

1688  On December - 15 gaspar Fagel, lawyer/Neth grand pensionary (1672-88), dies at 54  

1699  Henrik A van Reede tot Drakenstein, Dutch botanist, dies at about 63 on December - 15.  

1712  On this day in history sidney 1st earl of Godolphine, English minister of Finance, dies at 67  

1715  On December - 15 george Hickes, English linguist (Old German Philology), dies at 73  

1720  On this day in history j F Beck, writer  

1734  The birth of George Romney, English portrait painter on this day in history.  

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

1745  On this day in history battle at Kesseldorf: Prussia beats Saksen & Austria  

1765  On this day in history philippe-Jacques Pfeffinger, composer  

1778  On December - 15 godert AGP baron van der Capellen, Dutch gov-gen (Dutch-Indies)  

1779  Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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

1787  Charles Cowden Clarke, English editor/Shakespearean critic on this day in history.  

1791  The Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution) becomes law, following ratification by the state of Virginia on this day in history.  

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

1792  On December - 15 the first US life insurance policy is issued in Philadelphia  

1792  1st life insurance policy issued in US (Phila) on this day in history.  

1792  Joseph Martin Kraus, composer, dies at 36 on December - 15.  

1793  Henry Charles Carey, Phila, economist (Principles of Poli Economy) on December - 15.  

1794  On this day in history revolutionary Tribunal abolished in France  

1802  Janos Bolyai, Romania, mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry) on December - 15.  

1803  On this day in history august Freyer, composer  

1810  On this day in history irish magazine in US, the Shamrock, is firstpublished  

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

1812  Isidor Dannstrom, composer on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1816  Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

1817  Maria Walewska [Leszczinska], lover of emperor Napoleon I, dies on this day in history.  

1820  On December - 15 1st General pharmacopoeia in US published, Boston  

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 December - 15 birth of christoph Demantius, composer  

1574  Samuel Besler, composer was born on December - 15.  

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

1648  On December - 15 birth of gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations)  

1657  Michel-Richard Delalande, composer was born on this day in history.  

1667  On December - 15 birth of ludwig Ernst, composer  

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

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Famous Deaths In December - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1025  On December - 15 basilius II, the Bulgarendoder, Byzantine emperor (976-1025), dies  

1072  Death of Alp Arslan, Turkish sultan in Persia (b. 1029) on December - 15.  

1230  Ottokar I, king of Bohemia (1197-1230), dies on December - 15.  

1263  Death of King Haakon IV of Norway (b. 1204) on this day in history.  

1515  On December - 15 alfonso de Albuquerque, viceroy of Portuguese Indies, dies  

1576  Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1598  On this day in history philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58  

1621  Charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43 on this day in history.  

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