Birthdays in History in December 1830

  • Dec 5 Christina Rossetti, poet (Winter Rain, Passing Away), born in London, England
  • Dec 7 Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician/minister of Education

Person of interestEmily Dickinson

Dec 10 Emily Dickinson, American poet (Collected Poems), born in Amherst, Massachusetts (d. 1886)

  • Dec 12 Joseph Orville Shelby, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • Dec 14 Allen Thomas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)
  • Dec 16 John Frederick Hartranft, American politician, 17th Governor of Pennsylvania (1873-1879), and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in New Hanover Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1889)
  • Dec 17 Jules de Goncourt, French novelist (Germinie), wrote with his brother Edmond de Goncourt, born in Paris (d. 1870)
  • Dec 22 Justin M'Carthy, Irish politician and novelist (Miss Misanthrope), born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1912)
  • Dec 31 Ismail Pasha, kedive of Egypt (1863-79)