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


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

  • Dec 23 Michel Delalande, French sacred music composer and maĆ®tre de musique (Cathedral of Chartres, 1761-85), 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.