On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1812

  • Dec 4 Elias Smith Dennis, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1894)
  • Dec 6 Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman, born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire (d. 1884)
  • Dec 14 Charles Canning, English 1st viceroy of British-Indies, born in Brompton, London (d. 1862)
  • Dec 15 Isidor Dannström, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1897)
  • Dec 16 William Grose, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1900)
  • Dec 18 Wiktor Kazynski, composer
  • Dec 20 Achille Peri, Italian composer & conductor, born in Reggio Emilia, Italy (d. 1880)
  • Dec 22 Johanne Luise Heiberg, Danish actress (Romeo & Juliet), born in Copenhagen Denmark (d. 1890)
  • Dec 23 Samuel Smiles, Scotland, author (Self-Help, Character, Duty)
  • Dec 23 William Hauser, American composer and minister, born in Bethania, North Carolina (d. 1880)
  • Dec 24 Henry Russell, English pianist & composer, born in Sheerness, United Kingdom (d. 1900)
  • Dec 24 Karl Eduard Zachariae, German jurist, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1894)
  • Dec 26 Wilhelm Volkmar, German composer, born in Bad Hersfeld, Germany (d. 1887)
  • Dec 28 Julius Reitz, composer