On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1894

  • Dec 3 Joseph Schadde, Flemish architect (Antwerp Stock exchange), dies at 76

Person of interestRobert Louis Stevenson

Dec 3 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist (Treasure Island), dies at 45

  • Dec 5 Chief Gall, Sioux chief, commander at the Battle of Little Bighorn (b. 1840)
  • Dec 7 Ferdinand de Lesseps, French diplomat (built Suez Canal), dies at 89
  • Dec 8 Willem JF Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian, dies at 71
  • Dec 8 Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (b. 1821)
4th Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson
4th Prime Minister of Canada
John Thompson
  • Dec 13 Sarah Parker Remond, African-American abolitionist, dies at 68
  • Dec 18 Erastus Flaval Beadle, American publisher (Beadle's Dime Novels), dies at 73
  • Dec 29 Christina Rossetti, English poet (Winter Rain, Passing Away) dies at 64
  • Dec 30 Amelia Jenks Bloomer, American reformer who campaigned for temperance and women’s rights, dies at 76
  • Dec 31 Thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes-integral), dies at 38