On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1888

  • Dec 2 Franz Xaver Witt, German church musician, composer, and priest, dies at 54
  • Dec 2 Namık Kemal, Turkish writer and journalist (Vatan), dies at 47
  • Dec 3 Carl Zeiss, German scientific instrument and lens maker (Carl Zeiss AG), dies at 72
  • Dec 10 Marià Obiols, Catalan composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 31 Samson Raphael Hirsch, German Orthodox rabbi and intellectual founder of the Torah im Derech Eretz school of contemporary Orthodox Judaism, dies at 80