Birthdays in History in December 1872

  • Dec 5 Harry N Pillsbury, US chess player
  • Dec 6 Michael Joseph Savage, Australian-born New Zealand politician, First New Zealand Labour Prime Minister (1935-40), born in Tatong, Australia (d. 1940)
  • Dec 7 Johan Huizinga, Dutch culture historian (Homo Ludens)
  • Dec 10 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (study of graves)
  • Dec 16 Anton Ivanovich Denikin, Russian general (d. 1947)
  • Dec 21 Albert P Terhune, American novelist (Lad, a Dog)
  • Dec 22 Camille Guérin, French veterinarian and bacteriologist (d. 1961)
  • Dec 26 Norman Angell, British politician/cowboy/journalist, Nobel laureate (1933), (d. 1967)

Person of interestPío Baroja

Dec 28 Pío Baroja y Nessi, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer), born in San Sebastián, Basque Country (d. 1956)

Spanish Writer Pío Baroja
Spanish Writer
Pío Baroja