On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1848

  • Dec 18 Bernard Bolzano, Bohemian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1781)
  • Dec 19 Frans Adam van der Duyn van Maasdam, Dutch governor (South Holland), dies at 77

Person of interestEmily Brontë

Dec 19 Emily Brontë, English novelist (Wuthering Heights), dies of tuberculosis at 30

  • Dec 25 Johan Erik Nordblom, Swedish composer, dies at 60
  • Dec 31 Oliver Shaw, early American composer, dies at 69