On This Day

Deaths in History in December 1831

  • Dec 8 James Hoban, architect who designed White House, dies
  • Dec 10 Thomas Johann Seebeck, German physicist (Seebeck effect), dies at 61
  • Dec 15 Paulus Roelof Cantz'laar, Dutch naval officer and colonial governor, dies at 60
  • Dec 18 Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet and literature (My Relief), dies at 75