On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1880

  • Dec 2 Josephine Lang, German composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 11 Oliver Winchester, American politician and rifle maker (Winchester Repeating Arms Company), dies at 70
  • Dec 12 Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry), dies at 83
  • Dec 15 Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Italian minister of Justice, dies at 76

Person of interestGeorge Eliot

Dec 22 George Eliot [Mary Anne Evans], English novelist (Adam Bede, Middlemarch), dies on her 61st birthday

Writer George Eliot
George Eliot
  • Dec 25 Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss Federal Councillor, dies at 52
  • Dec 27 Alessandro Nini, Italian composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 31 Arnold Ruge, German political philosopher and writer, dies at 78