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Historical Events In December - 15

Thursday, 05 August 2021

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 December - 15 lord Delamere sides with King James II [NS 12/25]  

1688  Gaspar Fagel, lawyer/Neth grand pensionary (1672-88), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1715  George Hickes, English linguist (Old German Philology), dies at 73 on December - 15.  

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  Cesare Beccaria-Bonesana, Italian lawyer on December - 15.  

1745  Battle at Kesseldorf: Prussia beats Saksen & Austria on December - 15.  

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

1778  Godert AGP baron van der Capellen, Dutch gov-gen (Dutch-Indies) on December - 15.  

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

1785  On December - 15 king George IV of England marries his mistress, Maria Fitzherbert.  

1787  Charles Cowden Clarke, English editor/Shakespearean critic on December - 15.  

1791  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history joseph Martin Kraus, composer, dies at 36  

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  Janos Bolyai, Romania, mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry) on this day in history.  

1803  On December - 15 august Freyer, composer  

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

1810  On this day in history 1st Irish magazine in US, Shamrock, is published  

1812  On this day in history isidor Dannstrom, composer  

1815  On this day in history rossini gets assignment for Il barbiere di Siviglia  

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

1816  Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 44 on December - 15.  

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

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

1821  On December - 15 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  Christoph Demantius, composer was born on December - 15.  

1574  Samuel Besler, composer was born on this day in history.  

1610  David Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium) was born on December - 15.  

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

1657  On this day in history birth of michel-Richard Delalande, composer  

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

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  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  Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53 on December - 15.  

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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