On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1913

  • Dec 1 Juhan Liiv, Estonian poet (I Saw Estonia Yesterday), dies at 49
  • Dec 7 Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman and last surviving cardinal of Pius IX, dies at 85

Person of interestMenelik II

Dec 12 Menelik II, Emperor of Ethiopia (1889-1913) and Negus/King of Shewa (1866–89), dies at 69

Emperor of Ethiopia Menelik II
Emperor of Ethiopia
Menelik II
  • Dec 17 Stefano Gobatti, Italian composer, dies at 61
  • Dec 23 Bonnor Middleton, South African cricket fast bowler (6 Tests, 24 wickets; Western Province), dies at 48