On This Day

Birthdays in History in December 1895

  • Dec 1 Henry Williamson, English author (d. 1977)
  • Dec 2 Klaas Voskuil, Dutch journalist, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • Dec 3 Anna Freud, Austrian-English psychoanalyst and daughter of Sigmund Freud, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • Dec 4 Fritiof Nilsson Piraten, Swedish writer (Bombi Bitt Och Jag), born in Vollsjö, Sweden (d. 1972)
  • Dec 4 Fung Yu-lan, Chinese philosopher, born in Tanghe County, Henan, Qing Dynasty (d. 1990)
  • Dec 5 Elbert Frank Cox, African-American mathematician (first African-American to receive PhD in Mathematics), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1969)
  • Dec 14 Paul Éluard, French communist and poet, born in Saint-Denis, France (d. 1952)

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Dec 14 George VI, King of the United Kingdom (1936-52), born in Norfolk, England (d. 1952)

King of the United Kingdom George VI
King of the United Kingdom
George VI
  • Dec 16 Lidj Jasu, emperor of Ethiopia
  • Dec 19 Ingeborg Refling-Hagen, Norwegian author/poet (Loke Saar Havre)
  • Dec 19 Maurice Roelants, Flemish novelist and poet (Komen en gaan, Prayer for a Good End), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • Dec 20 Susanne Langer, American philosopher & educator (Philosophy in a New Key), born in Manhattan, New York City
  • Dec 24 E. Roland Harriman, American financier, born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • Dec 30 August De Boodt, Belgian politician