Famous Deaths in December 1947

  • 1st Aleister Edward S Crowley, British occultist, dies at 72
  • 1st Hardy, mathematician, dies
  • 7th Nicholas M. Butler, American university president, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1862)
  • 7th Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (b. 1866)
  • 13th Nicholas Roerich, Russian-born painter (b. 1874)
  • 14th Franz Zorell, German RC lexicographer, dies at 84
  • 14th Stanley Baldwin, English premier (1923, 24-29, 35-37), dies at 80
  • 14th Edward Higgins, General of The Salvation Army (b. 1864)
  • 15th Arthur Machen, Welsh author (b. 1863)
  • 22nd Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (b. 1902)
  • 25th Gaspar G. Bacon, was Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1886)
  • 28th Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy (1900-46), dies at 78
  • 29th Joseph Cuvelier, Belgian historian/general, dies at 78
  • 30th Han [Henricus A] van Meegeren, Dutch painter/art forger, dies at 58
  • 31st Franz X Ritter von Epp, German General (SW Africa), dies at 79