December 1755 in history

December 1755 events chronologically

Dec 2 The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire

Born in December 1755

Dec 3 Gilbert Stuart an American painter from Rhode Island.
Dec 19 Richard Arkwright junior the financier of Samuel Oldknow of Marple and Mellor and a personal friend. His son Captain Arkwright married Francis Kemble, daughter of the theatre manager Stephen Kemble
Dec 20 Jörgen Zoega a Danish archaeologist and numismatist; born at Daler near Tønder, near the west coast of northern Schleswig.
Dec 22 Georges Couthon a French politician and lawyer known for his service as a deputy on the Legislative Assembly during the French Revolution. Couthon was elected to the Committee of Public Safety on 30 May 1793, serving with his friends and close associates Maximilien Robespierre and Louis Antoine de Saint-Just during the Reign of Terror until his death in 1794. Couthon played an important role in the development of the Law of 22 Prairial, which was responsible for sharply increasing the rate at which accused counter-revolutionaries were executed
Dec 22 Aloys Blumauer an Austrian poet.
Dec 27 Anthony of Saxony a King of Saxony from the House of Wettin. He became known as Anton der Gütige

Died in December 1755

Dec 1 Maurice Greene (composer) an English composer and organist.
Dec 8 Jean-Baptiste Stuck an Italian-French composer and cellist of the Baroque era.
Dec 15 Pierluigi Carafa an Italian cardinal from the famous Neapolitan family of Italian nobles, clergy, and men of arts. He served the papacy as Camerlengo of the Sacred College of Cardinals and as Dean of same College. He is currently buried at Sant'Andrea delle Fratte in Rome
Dec 22 Margravine Albertina Frederica of Baden-Durlach a German princess. She was the daughter of Frederick VII, Margrave of Baden-Durlach and his wife Duchess Augusta Marie of Holstein-Gottorp. She married Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin