December 1 in history

December 1 events chronologically

800 Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican
1420 Henry V of England enters Paris
1577 Francis Walsingham is knighted
1640 End of the Iberian Union: Portugal acclaims as King João IV of Portugal, ending 60 years of personal union of the crowns of Portugal and Spain and the end of the rule of the Philippine Dynasty
1768 The former slave ship Fredensborg sinks off Tromøy in Norway
1822 Peter I is crowned Emperor of Brazil
1824 United States presidential election, 1824: Since no candidate received a majority of the total electoral college votes in the election, the United States House of Representatives is given the task of deciding the winner in accordance with the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution

Top 7 most famous people born on December 1

1792 Nikolai Lobachevsky a Russian mathematician and geometer, known primarily for his work on hyperbolic geometry, otherwise known as Lobachevskian geometry.
1844 Alexandra of Denmark Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India as the wife of King-Emperor Edward VII.
1896 Georgy Zhukov a Soviet career officer in the Red Army who, in the course of World War II, played the most pivotal role in leading the Red Army drive through much of Eastern Europe to liberate the Soviet Union and other nations from the occupation of the Axis Powers and, ultimately, to conquer Berlin. He is the most decorated general officer in the history of the Soviet Union and Russia
1935 Woody Allen an American actor, filmmaker, comedian, musician, and playwright whose career spans more than 50 years.
1945 Bette Midler an American singer-songwriter, actress, film producer and entrepreneur. In a career spanning almost half a century, Midler has been nominated for two Academy Awards, and won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and a special Tony Award. She has sold over 30 million records worldwide and along with that has also received 4 Gold, 3 Platinum and 3 Multiplatinum albums by RIAA
1949 Sebastián Piñera the 35th President of Chile. He was elected in January 2010 and took office two months later. Due to term limits, he did not stand for re-election in 2013, and his term expired in March 2014. His prior career included stints as an economics professor, businessman, and politician
1951 Jaco Pastorius an influential American jazz musician, composer, big band leader and electric bass player. He is best known for his work with Weather Report from 1976 to 1981, as well as work with artists including Joni Mitchell and his own solo projects

Top 7 most famous people died on December 1

1135 Henry I of England King of England from 1100 to 1135. Henry was the fourth son of William the Conqueror and was educated in Latin and the liberal arts. On William's death in 1087, Henry's older brothers William Rufus and Robert Curthose inherited England and Normandy respectively, but Henry was left landless. Henry purchased the County of Cotentin in western Normandy from Robert, but William and Robert deposed him in 1091. Henry gradually rebuilt his power base in the Cotentin and allied himself with William against Robert. Henry was present when William died in a hunting accident in 1100, and he seized the English throne, promising at his coronation to correct many of William's less popular policies. Henry married Matilda of Scotland but continued to have a large number of mistresses, by whom he had many illegitimate children
1521 Pope Leo X Pope from 9 March 1513 to his death in 1521. The second son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, ruler of the Florentine Republic, he was elevated to the cardinalate in 1489
1825 Alexander I of Russia reigned as Emperor of Russia from 23 March 1801 to 1 December 1825. He was the first Russian King of Poland, reigning from 1815 to 1825, as well as the first Russian Grand Duke of Finland
1947 Aleister Crowley an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He was responsible for founding the religion and philosophy of Thelema, in which role he identified himself as the prophet entrusted with guiding humanity into the Æon of Horus in the early 20th century
1973 David Ben-Gurion the primary founder and the first Prime Minister of Israel.
1987 James Baldwin an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son , explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America, and their inevitable if unnameable tensions. Some Baldwin essays are book-length, for instance The Fire Next Time , No Name in the Street , and The Devil Finds Work
2004 Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld the husband of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and father of her four children, including the former Queen of the Netherlands, Princess Beatrix.