On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1852

  • Dec 4 Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist and honorary member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences (1920), born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1934)
  • Dec 5 Thomas Laub, Danish organist and composer, born in Langå, Denmark (d. 1927)

Person of interestHenri Becquerel

Dec 15 Henri Becquerel, French physicist who discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903), born in Paris, France (d. 1908)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Becquerel
  • Dec 15 Muḥammad Tawfīq Pasha, Khedive of Egypt (1879-92), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1892)
  • Dec 17 Herbert Beerbohm Tree, British actor and theatre manager (King John, Trilby), born in Kensington, London, England (d. 1852)
  • Dec 18 Gaetano Coronaro, composer
  • Dec 19 A[lbert] A Michelson, Strelno Prussia, US physicist (Nobel 1907)