On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1814

Marquis de Sade

Dec 2 Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and writer (Justine), dies at 74. The words sadism and sadist are derived from his name.

  • Dec 9 Jose Angel Lamas, Venezuelan composer, dies at 39
  • Dec 13 Charles Joseph, 7th Prince of Ligne, Belgium fieldmarshal and author, dies at 79
  • Dec 19 Joseph Bramah, Inventor and Locksmith, notably invented the beer pump