Deaths in History in December 1859

BattleExecution

Dec 2 John Brown, American abolitionist and revolutionary (Harpers Ferry), hanged at 59

Abolitionist John Brown
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  • Dec 5 Louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82
  • Dec 8 Thomas De Quincey, English writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater), dies at 74

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 16 Wilhelm Grimm, writer, dies at 73

  • Dec 21 Nicolaas C Kist, Dutch church historian/archivist, dies at 66
  • Dec 28 Thomas Babington Macaulay, English poet and historian (Ivry, Naaseby), dies at 59