On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1870

Alexandre Dumas

Dec 5 Alexandre Dumas, French writer (The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo), dies at 68

  • Dec 5 David G. Burnet, interim president of the Republic of Texas, dies at 82
  • Dec 7 Mykhailo Verbytsky, Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest and composer (Prostachka; The State Anthem of Ukraine), dies at 55
  • Dec 8 Thomas Brassey, English civil engineering contractor, dies at 65
  • Dec 16 StanisÅ‚aw Duniecki, Polish composer, dies at 31
  • Dec 17 Saverio Mercadante, Italian composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 28 Alexei Fyodorovich Lvov, Russian composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 28 Peter van Schendel, Dutch-Belgian painter (Monsieur Chandelle), dies at 64
  • Dec 30 Juan Prim, Spanish general and politician (Prime Minister, 1869-70), assassinated at 56