Famous People Born in December 1848

  • Dec 5 Edwin Blashfield, American painter who decorated the dome of Library of Congress, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1936)
  • Dec 9 Joel Chandler Harris, American writer (created Uncle Remus stories), born in Eatonton, Georgia (d. 1908)
  • Dec 12 William Kissam Vanderbilt, American businessman, born in New Dorp, Staten Island, New York (d. 1920)
  • Dec 17 Frederick Grant Gleason, American composer, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 1903)
  • Dec 18 Karl Schröder II, German composer, born in Quedlinburg (d. 1935)
  • Dec 21 Edward Everett Rice, American pioneer producer and composer of musical theater, born in Brighton, Massachusetts (d. 1924)
  • Dec 30 Mary Frances Allitsen, British composer, born in London, England (d. 1912)