Famous People Born in December 1822

  • Dec 3 Charles Adam Heckman, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Easton, Pennsylvania (d. 1896)
  • Dec 4 Frances Crabbe, England, feminist founded Anti-Vivisection Society
  • Dec 5 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American college president (d. 1907)
  • Dec 6 John Eberhard, built 1st large-scale pencil factory in US
  • Dec 8 Luther Prentice Bradley, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1910)
  • Dec 10 Thomas Casimer Devin, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1878)
  • Dec 10 César Franck, Belgian composer and organist (d. 1890)
  • Dec 15 Edward Stephen, composer
  • Dec 16 Charles Edward Horsley, composer
  • Dec 23 Wilhelm Bauer, German engineer (d. 1875)
  • Dec 24 Charles Hermite, French mathematician (proof that e is transcendental), born in Dieuze, France (d. 1901)

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Dec 24 Matthew Arnold, English poet and critic (Dover Beach), born in Laleham, England (d. 1888)

Poet/Critic Matthew Arnold
Poet/Critic
Matthew Arnold
  • Dec 26 Dion Boucicault [Dionysus Lardner Boursiquot], Irish actor and playwright (Rip van Winkle, London Assurance), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1890)
  • Dec 27 John Roberts, Welsh composer, minister and poet, born in Aber­ystwyth, Wales (d. 1877)

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Dec 27 Louis Pasteur, French bacteriologist (invented pasteurization), born in Dole, France (d. 1895)

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Bacteriologist
Louis Pasteur
  • Dec 28 William Booth Taliaferro, Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Gloucester County, Virginia (d. 1898)