On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1874

  • Dec 7 Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (b. 1815)
  • Dec 8 Franz Wilhelm Ferling, German oboist and composer (48 ├ętudes for oboe) dies at 78
  • Dec 16 Abraham Capadose, Dutch physician and missionary, dies at 79
  • Dec 17 William Barker Cushing, American naval officer (best known for sinking the CSS Albemarle during a daring nighttime raid on 27 October 1864), dies at 32
  • Dec 22 Johann Peter Pixis, German pianist and composer, dies at 86