On This Day

Birthdays in History in December 1869

  • Dec 1 Eligiusz Niewiadomski, Polish assassin of Gabriel Narutowicz (d. 1923)
  • Dec 2 Jonas Cohn, German philosopher (Theory of the Dialects), born in Görlitz, Germany (d. 1947)
  • Dec 5 Ellis Parker Butler, American author (Pigs is Pigs), born in Muscatine, Iowa (d. 1937)
  • Dec 16 Albert F Pollard, British historian (Dict of natural biography)
  • Dec 16 Hristo Tatarchev, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1952)
  • Dec 19 Eduard Hermann, Coburg Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, German linguist (Homer)
  • Dec 22 Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet (Richard Corey), born in Head Tide, Maine (d. 1935)
  • Dec 22 Dmitri Egorov, Russian-Soviet mathematician, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1931)
  • Dec 24 Henriette Roland Holst, Dutch poet (Women in Forest), born in Noordwijk, Netherlands (d. 1952)
  • Dec 30 Adolphe Max, Belgian Rep (Lib)

Person of interestHenri Matisse

Dec 31 Henri Matisse, French impressionist painter (Odalisque), born in Le Cateau-Cambresis, France (d. 1954)

Impressionist Painter Henri Matisse
Impressionist Painter
Henri Matisse