On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1812

  • Dec 12 John Malchair, German-born English artist, violinist and composer, dies at 82
  • Dec 13 Marianne Martinez, Austrian composer, dies at 68

Person of interestSacagawea

Dec 20 Sacagawea, Shoshone interpreter for the Lewis and Clark expedition, dies at 24

Interpreter and Guide Sacagawea
Interpreter and Guide
  • Dec 23 Michel-Richard Delalande, French composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 27 Shneur Zalman of Liadi, Lithuanian rabbi and founder of Chabad Hasidism (b. 1745)
  • Dec 27 Joanna Southcott, an English self-described religious prophetess.