December 1790 in history

December 1790 events chronologically

Dec 6 The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia
Dec 17 Discovery of the Aztec calendar stone
Dec 22 The Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Alexander Suvorov and his Russian armies
Dec 26 Louis XVI of France gives his public assent to Civil Constitution of the Clergy during the French Revolution
Dec 31 Efimeris, the oldest Greek newspaper of which issues have survived till today is published for the first time

Top 7 most famous people born in December 1790

Dec 6 Jean-Baptiste Philibert Vaillant a Marshal of France.
Dec 8 August Meineke born at Soest in the Duchy of Westphalia. He was father-in-law to philologist Theodor Bergk
Dec 10 Jakob Philipp Fallmerayer a Tyrolean traveller, journalist, politician and historian, best known for his controversial theories concerning the racial origins of the Greeks, and for his travel writings.
Dec 13 Giuseppe Marco Fieschi the chief conspirator in an attempt on the life of King Louis-Philippe of France in July 1835.
Dec 16 Leopold I of Belgium from 21 July 1831 the first King of the Belgians, following Belgium's independence from the Netherlands. He was the founder of the Belgian line of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. His children included Leopold II of Belgium and Carlota of Mexico, Empress-Consort of Maximilian I of Mexico. He was a maternal uncle and adviser of Queen Victoria
Dec 19 William Parry (explorer) an English rear-admiral and Arctic explorer. His 1819 voyage through the Parry Channel was probably the most successful in the long quest for the Northwest Passage. In 1827 he attempted one of the earliest expeditions to the North Pole. He reached 82°45′ North latitude, setting the record for human exploration farthest North that stood for nearly five decades before being surpassed at 83°20′26″ by Albert Hastings Markham in 1875–1876
Dec 23 Jean-François Champollion a French scholar, philologist and orientalist, decipherer of the Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Died in December 1790

Dec 12 Mikhail Shcherbatov a leading ideologue and exponent of the Russian Enlightenment, on the par with Mikhail Lomonosov and Nikolay Novikov. His view of human nature and social progress is kindred to Swift's pessimism. He was known as a statesman, historian, writer and philosopher, and was one of the most visible representatives of the nascent Russian conservatism during the second half of the 18th century
Dec 16 Ludwig August Lebrun a German oboist and composer.