Famous People Born in December 1865

Edith CavellEdith Cavell (1865-1915)

Dec 4 British nurse in World War I who was executed by Germany, born in Swardeston, Norfolk, England

  • Dec 4 Luther Gulick, American Basketball Hall of Fame contributor (basketball pioneer; international official), born in Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands (d. 1918)
  • Dec 8 Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (proved the prime number theorem), born in Versailles, France (d. 1963)

Jean SibeliusJean Sibelius (1865-1957)

Dec 8 Finnish composer (Valse Triste, Finlandia), born in Tavastehus, Finland

  • Dec 13 Gustav Luders, German-American conductor and stage musical composer (The Prince of Pilsen), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1913)
  • Dec 16 Victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor (d. 1954)
  • Dec 19 Hermann Hirt, German linguist (Indo-European Grammar), born in Magdeburg Prussia (d. 1936)
  • Dec 19 Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress (Henrik Ibsen's plays), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1932)
  • Dec 20 Elsie De Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator, born in NYC, New York (d. 1950)
  • Dec 20 Maud Gonne, English-born Irish revolutionary, born in Tongham, United Kingdom (d. 1953)
  • Dec 25 Evangeline Cory Booth, English-American religious leader (Salvation Army general 1904-34), born in London, England (d. 1950)
  • Dec 28 FĂ©lix Vallotton, Swiss-French painter and writer (Chaste Suzanna), born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1925)

Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

Dec 30 English author (Jungle Book, Gunga Din-Nobel 1907), born in Bombay, British India