December 1775 in history

December 1775 events chronologically

Dec 2 The USS Alfred becomes the first vessel to fly the Grand Union Flag (the precursor to the Stars and Stripes); the flag is hoisted by John Paul Jones
Dec 5 At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts
Dec 9 American Revolutionary War: British troops lose the Battle of Great Bridge, and leave Virginia soon afterward
Dec 31 American Revolutionary War: Battle of Quebec: British forces repulse an attack by Continental Army General Richard Montgomery

Top 7 most famous people born in December 1775

Dec 14 Thomas Cochrane 10th Earl of Dundonald a Scottish naval flag officer of the Royal Navy and radical politician.
Dec 14 Philander Chase an Episcopal Church bishop, educator, and pioneer of the United States western frontier in Ohio and Illinois. He was the brother of Dudley Chase, and the uncle of Dudley Chase Denison and Salmon Chase
Dec 16 Jane Austen an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics
Dec 16 François-Adrien Boieldieu a French composer, mainly of operas, often called "the French Mozart".
Dec 17 Carlo Rossi (architect) an Italian architect, who worked the major portion of his life in Russia. He was the author of many classical buildings and architectural ensembles in Saint Petersburg and its environments. In his lifetime, he built a theater on the Arbat Square and was rewarded with the Order of Vladimir of IV degree
Dec 17 François Marius Granet a French painter.
Dec 28 João Domingos Bomtempo a Portuguese classical pianist, composer and pedagogue.

Died in December 1775

Dec 7 Charles Saunders (Royal Navy officer) a Royal Navy officer in the Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War and later served as First Lord of the Admiralty. He was appointed to the Privy Council in 1766
Dec 9 Pietro Gnocchi an Italian composer, choir director, historian, and geographer of the late Baroque era, active mainly in Brescia, where he was choir director of Brescia Cathedral. In addition to composing an abundance of eccentrically-titled sacred music, all of which remains in manuscript, he wrote a 25-volume history of ancient Greek colonies
Dec 15 Princess Tarakanoff a pretender to the Russian throne. She styled herself, among other names, Knyaginya Vladimirskaya , princess Elisabeth Alexeievna, Fräulein Frank, and Madame Trémouille. Tarakanova is a name only later entertainment gave to her, apparently on the basis of how she lived her last months and died. In her own time, she was not known by that name
Dec 31 Richard Montgomery an Irish-born soldier who first served in the British Army. He later became a Major General in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and he is most famous for leading the failed 1775 invasion of Canada
Dec 31 Anna Vorontsova a Russian lady in waiting, salonist and noble, cousin of the Empress Elizabeth of Russia. She was married to Chancellor Count Mikhail Illarionovich Vorontsov