On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1865

Person of interestEdith Cavell

Dec 4 Edith Cavell, British nurse (WWI), born in Swardeston, Norfolk, England (d. 1915)

  • 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)
  • Dec 8 Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer (Valse Triste, Finlandia), born in Tavastehus, Finland (d. 1957)
  • Dec 13 Gustav Luders, German-American composer, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1913)
  • Dec 16 Victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor
  • Dec 19 Hermann Hirt, Magdeburg Prussia, linguist (Indo-European Grammar)
  • Dec 19 Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress (Henrik Ibsen's plays), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1932)
  • Dec 19 Tikhon Toropets, Pskov Russia, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint
  • Dec 20 Maud Gonne, English-born Irish revolutionary, born in Tongham, United Kingdom (d. 1953)
  • Dec 20 Elsie De Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator, born in NYC, New York (d. 1950)
  • Dec 25 Evangeline Cory Booth, Salvation Army general (1904-34)
  • Dec 28 FĂ©lix Vallotton, Swiss-French painter and writer (Chaste Suzanna), born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1925)

Person of interestRudyard Kipling

Dec 30 Rudyard Kipling, English author (Jungle Book, Gunga Din-Nobel 1907), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1936)