December 1713 in history

Born in December 1713

Dec 4 Gasparo Gozzi an Venetian critic and dramatist.
Dec 10 Johann Nicolaus Mempel a German musician.
Dec 14 Martin Knutzen a German philosopher, a disciple of Alexander Baumgarten and teacher of Immanuel Kant, to whom he introduced the physics of Newton.
Dec 15 Welbore Ellis 1st Baron Mendip a British statesman. He held a number of political offices, including briefly serving as Secretary for the Colonies in 1782 during the American War of Independence
Dec 23 Maruyama Gondazaemon a sumo wrestler. He is formally recognised as the third yokozuna. His real name was Haga Gindayu. He came from a village in the Sendai Domain
Dec 29 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille a French astronomer. Note that the birth date given here is that of his baptism; babies were normally baptised on the day that they were born. The traditional birth date of 15 March 1713 has been questioned due to many infants of the Roman Catholic Church being baptised on the day of their birth in the 17th and 18th centuries

Died in December 1713

Dec 14 Tsarevna Feodosia Alekseyevna of Russia the seventh daughter of Tsar Alexis of Russia and Maria Miloslavskaya, sister of Tsar Feodor III of Russia and Tsar Ivan V of Russia and half-sister of Tsar Peter the Great.
Dec 15 Carlo Maratta an Italian painter, active mostly in Rome, and known principally for his classicizing paintings executed in a Late Baroque Classical manner. Although he is part of the classical tradition stemming from Raphael, he was not exempt from the influence of Baroque painting and particularly in his use of colour. His contemporary and friend, Giovanni Bellori, wrote an early biography on Maratta
Dec 18 Frederick Henry Duke of Saxe-Zeitz-Pegau-Neustadt a German prince of the House of Wettin.