December 1791 in history

December 1791 events chronologically

Dec 4 The first edition of The Observer, the world's first Sunday newspaper, is published
Dec 15 The United States Bill of Rights becomes law when ratified by the Virginia General Assembly

Top 7 most famous people born in December 1791

Dec 7 Bernard Pierre Magnan a Marshal of France.
Dec 10 Friedrich von Gärtner a German architect.
Dec 12 Marie Louise Duchess of Parma an Austrian archduchess who reigned as Duchess of Parma from 1814 until her death. She was Napoleon's second wife and, as such, Empress of the French from 1810 to 1814
Dec 13 Phillip Parker King an early explorer of the Australian and Patagonian coasts.
Dec 14 Johan Ludvig Heiberg (poet) born in Copenhagen.
Dec 24 Eugène Scribe a French dramatist and librettist. He is known for the perfection of the so-called "well-made play" , a mainstay of popular theatre for over 100 years, and as the librettist of many of the most successful grand operas
Dec 26 Charles Babbage an English polymath. A mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer, Babbage is best remembered for originating the concept of a programmable computer

Died in December 1791

Dec 5 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era.
Dec 10 Jacob Frank an 18th-century Jewish religious leader who claimed to be the reincarnation of the self-proclaimed messiah Sabbatai Zevi and also of the biblical patriarch Jacob. The Jewish authorities in Poland excommunicated Frank and his followers due to his heretical doctrines that included deification of himself as a part of a trinity and other controversial concepts such as neo-Carpocratian "purification through transgression"
Dec 12 Etteilla the French occultist who was the first to popularise tarot divination to a wide audience , and therefore the first professional tarot occultist known to history who made his living by card divination. Etteilla published his ideas of the correspondences between the tarot, astrology, and the four classical elements and four humors, and was the first to issue a revised tarot deck specifically designed for occult purposes