Birthdays in History in December 1863

  • Dec 2 Charles Ringling, American circus owner (d. 1926)
  • Dec 5 Paul P Painlevé, French PM (1917, 1925), mathematician [OS]
  • Dec 6 Charles Martin Hall, American chemist (d. 1914)
  • Dec 7 Svetolik Rankovic, Serbian writer (Forest King)
  • Dec 7 Felix Calonder, Scuol, Swiss politician (Free Democratic Party)

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Dec 11 Annie Jump Cannon, Dover Delware, US stellar spectroscopist (Harvard-classification)

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon
Astronomer
Annie Jump Cannon

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Dec 12 Edvard Munch, Løten, Norway, painter/print maker (The Scream), (d. 1944)

Painter and Print Maker Edvard Munch
Painter and Print Maker
Edvard Munch
  • Dec 13 Johannes Weiss, German New Testament scholar
  • Dec 15 Arthur D Little, US, chemist (patented rayon)
  • Dec 15 Paul [Prudent] Painlevé, French mathematician/minister/premier [NS]
  • Dec 16 George Santayana, Spain, philosopher/poet/humanist (Last Puritan)
  • Dec 16 Ralph Adams Cram, US, gothic architect (Cathedral of St Joan NYC)

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Dec 18 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria, Graz Austria, His assassination in 1914 led to declarations of war in WWI

Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand
Archduke of Austria
Franz Ferdinand
  • Dec 22 Ch'i Pai-shih, China, traditional Chinese painter
  • Dec 22 Jean-Baptiste Marchand, Thoissey France, soldier/explorer (Sudan)
  • Dec 31 Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Dizionario Moderno)