Famous People Born in December 1855

  • Dec 5 Clinton Hart Merriam, American zoologist and ornithologist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1942)
  • Dec 10 Henry Nicholas Ridley, British botanist (Malay Peninsula rubber industry), born in West Harling, Norfolk, England (d. 1956)
  • Dec 11 Julian Edwards, American composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 1910)
  • Dec 23 Alan Gray, British composer (Trinity College), born in York (d. 1935)
  • Dec 26 Arnold Mendelssohn, German composer, born in Ratibor, Province of Silesia (d. 1933)
  • Dec 27 Paul Ehrenreich, German ethnologist and mythologist, born in Berlin (d. 1914)
  • Dec 30 Heinrich Hart, German writer (Song of Humanity), born in Wesel, Westphalia (d. 1906)
  • Dec 31 Giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist & poet, born in San Mauro Pascoli, Italy (d. 1912)