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Historical Events In December - 15

Thursday, 02 July 2020

1675  John Vermeer, Dutch painter (Love Letter), dies at 43 on December - 15.  

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  Henrik A van Reede tot Drakenstein, Dutch botanist, dies at about 63 on this day in history.  

1712  Sidney 1st earl of Godolphine, English minister of Finance, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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

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

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 December - 15 philippe-Jacques Pfeffinger, composer  

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

1779  On this day in history manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, composer, dies at 62  

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

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

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

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 December - 15.  

1792  On December - 15 joseph Martin Kraus, composer, dies at 36  

1793  On this day in history henry Charles Carey, Phila, economist (Principles of Poli Economy)  

1794  On this day in history revolutionary Tribunal abolished in France  

1802  On December - 15 janos Bolyai, Romania, mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry)  

1803  On December - 15 august Freyer, composer  

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

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  On this day in history 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  On December - 15 joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 44  

1817  On December - 15 maria Walewska [Leszczinska], lover of emperor Napoleon I, dies  

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

1821  Auguste Emmanuel Vaucorbeil, composer on December - 15.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1534  On December - 15 birth of lucas Osiander, composer  

1567  On December - 15 birth of christoph Demantius, composer  

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

1610  David Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1667  On this day in history birth of ludwig Ernst, composer  

1720  On this day in history birth of j F Beck, writer  

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Famous Deaths In December - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1025  On this day in history basilius II, the Bulgarendoder, Byzantine emperor (976-1025), dies  

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

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

1263  Death of King Haakon IV of Norway (b. 1204) on December - 15.  

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 this day in history charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43  

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