On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1823

  • Dec 1 Ernest Reyer, French opera composer, born in Marseilles, France (d. 1909)
  • Dec 6 Max Müller, German-born British orientalist, born in Dessau, German Federation (d. 1900)
  • Dec 7 Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician (Tensor of Kronecker), born in Liegnitz, Province of Silesia, Prussia (d. 1891)
  • Dec 10 Theodore Furchtegott Kirchner, German composer, born in Neukirchen, Germany (d. 1903)
  • Dec 10 Wilhelm Kuhe, German composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1912)
  • Dec 15 Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, German organist and composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1896)
  • Dec 21 Jean Henri Fabre, French nautralist & entomologist (insects & spiders), born in Saint-Léons, Aveyron, France
  • Dec 23 Alexandru Flechtenmacher, Romanian composer, born in Iaşi, Romania (d. 1898)
  • Dec 25 Preston Smith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)

Person of interestMackenzie Bowell

Dec 27 Mackenzie Bowell, 5th Prime Minister of Canada (1894-96), born in Rickinghall, England (d. 1917)

5th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell
5th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie Bowell
  • Dec 28 Thomas Alexander Scott, American businessman and Assistant Secretary of War (Civil War), born in Peters Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1881)