Famous People Who Died in December 1896

  • Dec 8 Ernst Engel, German statistician and economist (Law of Engel), dies at 75

Alfred NobelAlfred Nobel (1833-1896)

Dec 10 Swedish chemist who invented dynamite and founded the Nobel Prize ceremony on this date, dies at 63

  • Dec 15 John GR Acquoy, Dutch theologian and church historian, dies at 67
  • Dec 26 Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physiologist, co-discoverer of nerve action potential and founder of modern electrophysiology, dies at 78
  • Dec 27 John Brown, British manufacturer (b. 1816)

José RizalJosé Rizal (1861-1896)

Dec 30 Filipino nationalist and novelist ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo'), executed by firing squad at 35

  • Dec 31 Leland Hone, Irish cricket wicketkeeper (1 Test; first Irishman to represent England; MCC), dies at 43