Famous People Who Died in December 1817

  • Dec 1 Justin Heinrich Knecht, German composer, dies at 65

William Bligh

Dec 7 William Bligh, British naval officer of "HMS Bounty" fame, dies at 63

  • Dec 11 Max von Schenkendorf, German poet, dies at 34
  • Dec 12 Emperor Tekle Giyorgis I of Ethiopia, (b. about 1751)
  • Dec 15 Maria Walewska [Leszczinska], Polish lover of Emperor Napoleon I, dies at 31