December 1826 in history

December 1826 events chronologically

Dec 1 French philhellene Charles Nicolas Fabvier forces his way through the Turkish cordon and ascends the Acropolis of Athens, which had been under siege
Dec 16 Benjamin W. Edwards rides into Mexican-controlled Nacogdoches, Texas, and declares himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia
Dec 21 American settlers in Nacogdoches, Mexican Texas, declare their independence, starting the Fredonian Rebellion
Dec 24 The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy begins that night, wrapping up the following morning
Dec 25 The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy concludes after beginning the previous evening

Top 7 most famous people born in December 1826

Dec 1 William Mahone a civil engineer, railroad executive, soldier and politician.
Dec 2 Henry Wylie Norman a senior Indian Army officer and colonial administrator. He served in the Second Anglo-Sikh War, the campaign against the Kohat Pass Afridis, the suppression of the Santhal rebellion, and the suppression of the Indian Mutiny. He became military member of the Viceroy's Council in 1870, in which role he maintained the policy of ensuring that the Indian Army were less well armed than British troops there to deter another mutiny. As a result he became a member of the Council of India; and in his later years he became Governor of Jamaica and then Governor of Queensland
Dec 3 George B. McClellan a major general during the American Civil War and the Democratic presidential nominee in 1864, who later served as Governor of New Jersey. He organized the famous Army of the Potomac and served briefly as the general-in-chief of the Union Army. Early in the war, McClellan played an important role in raising a well-trained and organized army for the Union. Although McClellan was meticulous in his planning and preparations, these characteristics may have hampered his ability to challenge aggressive opponents in a fast-moving battlefield environment. He chronically overestimated the strength of enemy units and was reluctant to apply principles of mass, frequently leaving large portions of his army unengaged at decisive points
Dec 8 Silvestro Lega an Italian realist painter. He was one of the leading artists of the Macchiaioli and was also involved with the Mazzini movement
Dec 11 William Waddington a French statesman who was Prime Minister of France in 1879.
Dec 16 Giovanni Battista Donati an Italian astronomer.
Dec 18 Mariano Ignacio Prado twice the President of Peru, from 1865 to 1868 and 1876 to 1879.

Top 7 most famous people died in December 1826

Dec 1 Stanisław Bohusz Siestrzeńcewicz a Belarusian who became the first bishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mohilev, an Archbishop from 1784 and a prominent member of the Russian Academy , who had earlier converted from Calvinism.
Dec 3 Levin August Count von Bennigsen a German general in the service of the Russian Empire.
Dec 7 John Flaxman a British sculptor and draughtsman, and a leading figure in British and European Neoclassicism. Early in his career he worked as a modeller for Josiah Wedgwood's pottery. He spent several years in Rome, where he produced his first book illustrations. He was a prolific maker of funerary monuments
Dec 10 Benedikt Schack a composer and tenor of the Classical era, a close friend of Mozart and the first performer of the role of Tamino in Mozart's opera The Magic Flute.
Dec 11 Maria Leopoldina of Austria an archduchess of Austria, Empress consort of Brazil and Queen consort of Portugal.
Dec 13 Louise d'Aumont the only child and daughter of Louis Marie d'Aumont, duc d'Aumont , and his wife, Louise Jeanne de Durfort, duchesse Mazarin et de La Meilleraye.
Dec 18 Iolo Morganwg an influential Welsh antiquarian, poet, collector, and literary forger. He was widely considered a leading collector and expert on medieval Welsh literature in his day, but after his death it was revealed that he had forged a large number of his manuscripts. Regardless, he had a lasting impact on Welsh culture, seen most notably in his foundation of the Gorsedd, and the philosophy he developed in his forgeries had a huge impact on the early neo-druid movement. His bardic name is Welsh for "Iolo of Glamorgan". Iolo is the diminutive of "Iorwerth", a Welsh name often seen as equivalent to "Edward", although neither name is a translation of the other