On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1906

  • Dec 7 Élie Ducommun, Swiss journalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1833)
  • Dec 14 Jean Abraham Chrétien Oudemans, Dutch geographer & astronomer, dies at 78
  • Dec 21 Adalbert von Goldschmidt, Austrian composer, dies at 58
  • Dec 30 Angela Burdett-Coutts, English philanthropist extrordinaire and "the richest heiress in England", dies at 92
  • Dec 30 Josephine Butler, English feminist and social reformer (campaigned against human trafficking), dies at 78