On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1892

  • Dec 1 Joseph Lippens, Belgian official in Congo, murdered at 37 during the Congo Arab war
  • Dec 1 Lucius E. Polk, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 59
  • Dec 2 Jay Gould, American railroad developer and speculator, dies at 56
  • Dec 3 William Bonaparte, grandson of Lucien, dies
  • Dec 3 Afanasy Fet, Russian poet, dies at 71

Werner von Siemens

Dec 6 [Ernst] Werner von Siemens, German inventor (siemens electrical conductance unit) and industrialist (Siemens corporation), dies at 75

  • Dec 11 William Milligan, Scottish theologian (b. 1821)
  • Dec 15 Charles Balmer, German composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 17 George Brayton, American engineer who developed the Brayton Cycle combustion engine, dies at 62
  • Dec 18 Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosauria), dies at 88