December 1753 in history

Born in December 1753

Dec 3 Samuel Crompton an English inventor and pioneer of the spinning industry. Building on the work of James Hargreaves and Richard Arkwright he invented the spinning mule, a machine that revolutionised the industry worldwide
Dec 10 Louis Philippe comte de Ségur a French diplomat and historian.
Dec 12 William Beechey an English portrait-painter.
Dec 25 Louis-Alexandre de Launay comte d'Antraigues a French pamphleteer, diplomat, spy and political adventurer during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars.
Dec 29 Wilhelmine Gräfin von Lichtenau the official mistress of King Frederick William II of Prussia from 1769 until 1797 and was elevated by him into the nobility. She is regarded as politically active and influential in the policy of Prussia during his reign

Died in December 1753

Dec 15 Richard Boyle 3rd Earl of Burlington The Hon. Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork, KG, PC , born in Yorkshire, England, was the son of The 2nd Earl of Burlington and 3rd Earl of Cork. Burlington was called 'the Apollo of the Arts' and 'the architect Earl', never taking more than a passing interest in politics despite his position as a Privy Counsellor and a member of both the British House of Lords and the Irish House of Lords