Famous Deaths in December 1916

  • Dec 1 Charles E Vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer, dies at 58
  • Dec 2 Francesco Paolo Tosti, composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 5 Hans Richter, composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 9 P Paul Leroy-Beaulieu, French economist (Economist France), dies at 73
  • Dec 9 Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist (b. 1867)
  • Dec 16 Friedrich Ernst Dorn, German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium, dies at 68
  • Dec 20 Manuel Giro, Spanish composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 20 William Wallace Gilchrist, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 25 St. Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic saint (b. 1845)
  • Dec 26 Bernhard Scholz, composer, dies at 81
  • Dec 26 Frank Penn, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1880), dies
  • Dec 27 Nikolay Feopemptovich Solov'yov, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 28 Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer (318 dances), dies at 81
  • Dec 29 Grigori Rasputin, Russian faith healer/intriguer, murdered at 45
  • Dec 31 Ernst Rudorff, composer, dies at 76