Famous Deaths in December 1888

  • Dec 2 Franz Xaver Witt, composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 2 Mehmed N Kemal Bey, Turkish writer/journalist (Vatan), dies at 47
  • Dec 3 Carl Zeiss, German scientific instrument and lens maker (Carl Zeiss AG), dies at 72
  • Dec 10 Mariano Obiols, composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 31 Samson Raphael Hirsch, German rabbi (b. 1808)