Birthdays in History in December 1879

  • Dec 5 Clyde Cessna, American airplane manufacturer (d. 1954)
  • Dec 12 Friedrich Christiansen, nazi commander Wehrmacht Netherland
  • Dec 15 Hugo W C Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer
  • Dec 18 Paul Klee, Münchenbuchsee Switzerland, Swiss/German abstract painter (Twittering Machine)
  • Dec 21 Theodore Limperg, business economist (substitute value)
  • Dec 22 Stanislas Bizot, French draughts champion (1925), born in Nice, France (d. 1950)
  • Dec 24 Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (d. 1941)
  • Dec 29 Billy Mitchell, aviation hero Gen (WWI)
  • Dec 30 Sri Ramana Maharshi, Hindu philosopher/yogi (Maharshi Research Inst)