Deaths in History in December 1868

  • Dec 6 August Schleicher, German linguist (b. 1821)
  • Dec 13 Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, German botanist and explorer, dies at 74
  • Dec 24 Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (b. 1802)
  • Dec 25 Linus Yale Jr., American portrait painter and inventor (Yale cylinder lock), dies at 47