Famous People Who Died in December 1842

  • Dec 1 Philip Spencer, American sailor, 1st US naval officer condemned for mutiny, hanged aboard the USS Somers at 19
  • Dec 5 Marie-Jean Auguste Vestris, French ballet dancer, dies at 82
  • Dec 7 Thomas Hamilton, Scottish writer (b. 1789)
  • Dec 10 Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, British general (fought with Wellington at Waterloo, Commander-in-Chief British army 1828), dies at 70
  • Dec 12 Robert Haldane, Scottish theologist and philanthropist (built tabenacles), dies at 78
  • Dec 25 Bedrich Divis Weber, Bohemian composer and musicologist, dies at 76