Famous Deaths in December 1890

  • Dec 3 Bill Midwinter, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia, 4 for England), dies
  • Dec 10 Ludolph Anne Jan Wilt Sloet van de Beele, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1861-66), dies at 84

Person of interestSitting Bull

Dec 15 Sitting Bull, Hunkpapa-Sioux chief who helped led his people to victory in the Battle of the Little Big Horn, killed by US Police aged 58 or 59

Lakota Sioux Chief Sitting Bull
Lakota Sioux Chief
Sitting Bull
  • Dec 21 Niels Vilhelm Gade, Danish composer, dies at 73

Person of interestHeinrich Schliemann

Dec 26 Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist who rediscovered Troy, dies of cholesteatoma at 86

Archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann
Archaeologist
Heinrich Schliemann
  • Dec 29 Big Foot, Sioux Indian chief, dies at Wounded Knee
  • Dec 31 Pancha Carrasco, Costa Rican war heroine (b. 1826)