December 1855 in History

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Birthdays in History

  • Dec 5 Clinton Hart Merriam, American ornithologist (d. 1942)
  • Dec 10 Henry Nicholas Ridley, West Harling Hall, Norfolk, U.K., Botanist (Malay Peninsula rubber industry)
  • Dec 27 Paul Ehrenreich, German etnologist/mythologist
  • Dec 30 Heinrich Hart, German writer (Song of Humanity)
  • Dec 31 Giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist/poet

Deaths in History

  • Dec 6 William John Swainson, English naturalist and artist, dies at 66
  • Dec 15 Jacques Charles Fran├žois Sturm, French mathematician (b. 1803)