Birthdays in History in December 1812

  • Dec 4 Elias Smith Dennis, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • Dec 6 Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman (d. 1884)
  • Dec 14 Charles J Canning, English earl/1st viceroy of British-Indies
  • Dec 16 William Grose, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1900)
  • Dec 23 Samuel Smiles, Scotland, author (Self-Help, Character, Duty)
  • Dec 24 Karl Eduard Zachariae, German jurist (d. 1894)