On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1821

  • Dec 12 Phoebe Hessel, English woman who disguised herself as a man to serve in the British Army, probably to be with her lover, Samuel Golding, dies at 108
  • Dec 20 Gian Francesco Fortunati, Italian opera composer and maestro di cappella of Parma, dies at 75
  • Dec 29 Jean-Baptiste Dumonceau, Dutch general, dies at 61
  • Dec 30 Angelo Maria Benincori, Italian composer, dies at 42