December 1800 in history

December 1800 events chronologically

Dec 3 War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Hohenlinden – French General Moreau decisively defeats the Archduke John of Austria near Munich. Coupled with First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte's earlier victory at Marengo, this will force the Austrians to sign an armistice and end the war

Top 7 most famous people born in December 1800

Dec 1 Mihály Vörösmarty an important Hungarian poet and dramatist.
Dec 3 France Prešeren a 19th-century Romantic Slovene poet, best known as the poet who has inspired virtually all later Slovene literature and has been generally acknowledged as the greatest Slovene classical author. He wrote some high quality epic poetry, for example the first Slovene ballad and the Slovene national epic. After death, he became the leading name of the Slovene literary canon
Dec 4 Emil Aarestrup a Danish poet.
Dec 14 Josef Kriehuber an Austrian lithographer and painter. He made numerous portraits for nobility and government officials. Josef Kriehuber left more than 3000 lithographs, with portraits of many people
Dec 21 Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1800–1831) the wife of Ernst I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and the mother of Duke Ernst II and Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria.
Dec 25 John Phillips (geologist) an English geologist. In 1841 he published the first global geologic time scale based on the correlation of fossils in rock strata, thereby helping to standardize terminology including the term Mesozoic, which he invented
Dec 29 Charles Goodyear an American self-taught chemist and manufacturing engineer who invented and developed a process to vulcanize rubber in 1839, which he improved while living and working in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1844, and for which he received patent number 3633 from the United States Patent Office on June 15, 1844.

Died in December 1800

Dec 27 Hugh Blair a Scottish minister of religion, author and rhetorician, considered one of the first great theorists of written discourse.
Dec 28 George XII of Georgia the last king of Georgia from 1798 until his death in 1800. His brief reign in the closing years of the 18th century was marked by significant political instability which implied the near certainty of a civil strife and a Persian invasion. Overwhelmed by the problems in his realm, George renewed a request of protection from Tsar Paul I of Russia. After his death, the Kingdom of Georgia was occupied and absorbed by Imperial Russia, and the royal family was deported from Georgia