On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1900

  • Dec 8 Henry Russell, composer, dies at 87
  • Dec 14 Jean Baptiste August Kessler, Dutch entrepreneur & director of oil on Dutch Indies, dies at 46
  • Dec 21 Roger Wolcott, American political figure, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1847)
  • Dec 27 William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong and British industralist and inventor (hydraulic crane Armstrong Gun), dies at 90
  • Dec 28 Alexandre Alberto da Rocha de Serpa Pinto, Portuguese explorer (b. 1846)
  • Dec 31 Hannibal Goodwin, Episcopal priest who patented a method for making film used in Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope, dies at 78