Deaths in History in December 1892

  • Dec 1 Joseph Lippens, Belgian lieutenant in Congo, murdered
  • Dec 1 Lucius E. Polk, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 59
  • Dec 2 Jay Gould, American entrepreneur (b. 1836)
  • Dec 3 William Bonaparte, grandson of Lucien, dies
  • Dec 3 Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (b. 1820)

Person of interestWerner von Siemens

Dec 6 [Ernst] Werner von Siemens, German inventor and industrialist (siemens electrical conductance unit and Siemens corporation), dies at 75

Industrialist and Inventor Werner von Siemens
Industrialist and Inventor
Werner von Siemens
  • Dec 11 William Milligan, Scottish theologian (b. 1821)
  • Dec 17 George Brayton, US engineer who developed the Brayton Cycle combustion engine, dies at 62
  • Dec 18 Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosauria), dies at 88