On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1801

  • Dec 7 Johann Nestroy, Austrian actor, singer and playwright (Judith und Holofernes), born in Ratibor, Silesia (d. 1862)
  • Dec 11 Christian Dietrich Grabbe, German dramatist, born in Detmold, Lippe (d. 1836)
  • Dec 12 John, King of Saxony (1854-73) and translated Divina Commedia, born in Dresden, Germany
  • Dec 15 August Freyer, Polish musician and composer, born in Saxony (d. 1883)
  • Dec 27 Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49)
  • Dec 28 James Barnes, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1869)