On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1797

  • Dec 3 Francis Kenrick, Irish-American Archbishop of Baltimore (1851-63), born in Dublin, Kingdom of Ireland (d. 1863)
  • Dec 11 Hiram Paulding, American Rear Admiral (Union Navy), born in Cortlandt, New York (d. 1878)
  • Dec 13 Heinrich Heine, German poet and lyricist (Schubert, Liszt), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1856)
  • Dec 17 Joseph Henry, American scientist and pioneer of electromagnetism, born in Albany, New York (d. 1878)
  • Dec 19 Josef Theodor Krov, composer
  • Dec 26 Hans Skramstad, Norwegian pianist and composer, born in Toten (d. 1839)