On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1861

  • Dec 14 Albert, English prince consort & husband of Queen Victoria, dies at 42

Person of interestGeorge Hamilton-Gordon

Dec 14 George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Peelite: 1852-55) & Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, dies at 76

British Prime Minister George Hamilton-Gordon
British Prime Minister
George Hamilton-Gordon
  • Dec 14 Heinrich August Marschner, German opera composer, dies at 66
  • Dec 15 Gualtiero Sanelli, composer, dies at 45
  • Dec 16 Karol Joseph Lipinski, Polish composer and virtuoso violinist, dies at 71
  • Dec 26 Philip St. George Cocke, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), commits suicide at 52