On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1869

  • Dec 6 Jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/author (People's Welfare), dies at 54
  • Dec 18 Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American pianist and composer, dies at 40

Edwin Stanton

Dec 24 Edwin Stanton, US Secretary of War during most of the American Civil War (1861-65) and US Attorney General (1860-61), dies at 55

  • Dec 26 Jean LĂ©onard Marie Poiseuille, French physician and physiologist (blood pressure), dies at 72