Famous People Born in December 1885

  • Dec 1 Guy de Lioncourt, French composer, born in Caen, France (d. 1961)
  • Dec 2 George Minot, American physician (Nobel 1934 - introduction of a raw-liver diet in the treatment of pernicious anemia), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1950)
  • Dec 6 Albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (The General), born in Elbląg, Poland (d. 1950)
  • Dec 10 János Hammerschlag, Hungarian composer, born in Prague (d. 1954)
  • Dec 10 Marios Varvoglis, Greek composer (Behind the Barbed Wire Fence), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • Dec 19 F. S. Flint, English translator and poet (imagist movement), born in London, England (d. 1960)
  • Dec 21 Frank Patrick, Canadian Hockey HOF pioneer (Stanley Cup 1915 Vancouver Millionaires; introduced uniform numbers, blue line, penalty shots) and coach (Boston Bruins 1934-36), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 1960)
  • Dec 22 (Joseph) Deems Taylor, American music critic (New York World), composer (Through The Looking Glass; Peter Ibbetson), and promoter of classical music (Fantasia), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • Dec 23 Pierre Brissaud, French artist (d. 1964)
  • Dec 24 Arthur Dolphin, English cricketer (Yorkshire & England keeper, later Test ump), born in Wilsden, United Kingdom (d. 1942)
  • Dec 31 Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein, born in Province of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1970)