On This Day

Birthdays in History in December 1815

  • Dec 8 Adolph Menzel, German painter and graphic artist, born in Breslau, Prussian Silesia (d. 1905)

Person of interestAda Lovelace

Dec 10 Ada Lovelace, English mathematician considered the first computer programmer, born in London (d. 1852)

Mathematician and Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician and Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
  • Dec 21 Thomas Couture, French history painter & teacher, born in Senlis, France (d. 1879)
  • Dec 22 Johann Jakob Bachofen, Swiss antiquarian & jurist, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1887)
  • Dec 23 Henry Highland Garnet, Maryland, minister/abolitionist/diplomat
  • Dec 26 Israel Bush Richardson, American Major General (Union Army), born in Fairfax, Vermont (d. 1862)
  • Dec 31 George Gordon Meade, Spanish-American Major General (Union Army), born in Cádiz, Spain (d. 1872)