December 1754 in history

Born in December 1754

Dec 2 William Cooper (judge) an American merchant, land speculator and developer, the founder of Cooperstown, New York, and a judge. A politician, he served two terms in the United States Congress, representing Otsego County and central New York. He was the father of James Fenimore Cooper, who became a noted writer
Dec 7 Jean-Antoine Marbot a French general and politician.
Dec 9 Francis Rawdon-Hastings 1st Marquess of Hastings an Anglo-Irish British politician and military officer who served as Governor-General of India from 1813 to 1823. He had also served with British forces for years during the American Revolutionary War and in 1794 during the French Revolutionary Wars. He took the additional surname 'Hastings' in 1790 in compliance with the will of his maternal uncle, Francis Hastings, 10th Earl of Huntingdon
Dec 20 Joseph Schubert (composer) a German composer, violinist, and violist.
Dec 24 George Crabbe an English poet, surgeon, and clergyman. He is best known for his early use of the realistic narrative form and his descriptions of middle and working-class life and people

Died in December 1754

Dec 10 Joasaph of Belgorod an 18th-century holy hierarch, bishop of Belgorod from 1748 until his death.
Dec 13 Mahmud I the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1730 to 1754.