Birthdays in History in December 1870

  • Dec 10 Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses)
  • Dec 10 Pierre Louijs, France, novelist/poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet)
  • Dec 10 Rudolf W Canne, Fries playwright (Der de Wier Us)
  • Dec 10 Mary Bonaparte, pretender to the French imperial throne (d. 1947)
  • Dec 12 Walter Benona Sharp, American oil baron (d. 1912)
  • Dec 14 Dirk J de Geer, Dutch premier (1926-29, 39-40)
  • Dec 14 Karl Renner, Austrian Chancellor/president (1918-20, 45-50)
  • Dec 15 Josef Hoffmann, Austrian architect
  • Dec 18 Saki, [Hector Hugo Munro], Burma, author (Reginald, When William Came)
  • Dec 20 Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Voices, Carmina)
  • Dec 21 Sir Patrick Duncan, Fortrie, Banffshire, Scotland, Governor-General of the Union of South Africa (1937 to 1943)
  • Dec 25 Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics industrialist (d. 1965)