Famous People Born in December 1856

  • Dec 2 Robert Kajanus, Finnish conductor and composer, born in Helsingfors, Finland, Russian Empire (d. 1933)
  • Dec 7 Wilfred Flowers, English cricket all-rounder (8 Tests; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Calverton, Nottinghamshire (d. 1926)
  • Dec 11 Georgy Valentinovich Plekhanov, Russian revolutionary theorist, born in Gudalovka, Russia (d. 1918)
  • Dec 13 Svetozar Boroević, Austro-Hungarian field marshal, born in Umetić, Croatian Military Frontier, Austrian Empire (d. 1920)
  • Dec 18 Graciano López Jaena, Filipino journalist (La Solidaridad), orator, social reformist, and national hero, born in Jaro, Captaincy General of the Philippines, Spanish Empire (d. 1896)

J. J. ThomsonJ. J. Thomson (1856-1940)

Dec 18 English physicist who discovered the electron (Nobel 1906), born in Manchester, England

Frank KelloggFrank Kellogg (1856-1937)

Dec 22 American politician and diplomat (US Secretary of State, 1925-29), tried to outlaw war (Kellogg–Briand Pact: Nobel Peace Prize, 1929), born in Potsdam, New York

  • Dec 25 Hans von Bartels, German painter (d. 1913)
  • Dec 25 James "Pud" Galvin, American Baseball HOF pitcher (MLB's first 300-game winner; no-hitters 1880, 84; Buffalo Bisons), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1902)
  • Dec 27 André Gedalge, French composer (le Petit Savoyard, Phoebé) and Mayor of Chessy, Seine-et-Marne, born in Paris, France (d. 1926)

Woodrow WilsonWoodrow Wilson (1856-1924)

Dec 28 28th President of the United States (Democrat: 1913-21) and 1919 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, born in Staunton City, Virginia

  • Dec 29 Thomas J Stieltjes, Dutch mathematician (Stieltjes integral), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1894)