On This Day

Birthdays in History in December 1802

  • Dec 2 Melancthon Smith Wade, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1868)
  • Dec 15 Janos Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry), born in Kolozsvár, Hungary (d. 1860)
  • Dec 27 Thomas Fearnley, Norwegian landscape painter, born in Østfold, Norway (d. 1842)