Deaths in History in December 1893

  • Dec 4 Allan Wilson, British/Rhodesian Major, dies in battle against the Ndebeles during First Matabele War
  • Dec 4 John Tyndall, Irish physicist who demonstrated why the sky is blue and proved that the Earth's atmosphere has a greenhouse effect, dies at 73
  • Dec 4 Heinrich Göbel, German-born mechanic and inventor, dies at 75
  • Dec 14 Karolina Pawlowa, writer, dies at 86
  • Dec 17 Levinus T Keuchenius, Dutch min of Colonies (1888-90), dies at 71
  • Dec 22 Johann Czerski, German chaplain, dies at 80
  • Dec 26 Victor Schoelcher, French writer (abolitionism), dies at 89
  • Dec 30 Samuel White Baker, English explorer (Ceylon & Egypt), dies at 72
  • Dec 30 Robert Morris, 1st successful African American lawyer in the US and Abolitionist, dies at 72
  • Dec 31 Jacob Gijsbert de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch vicar and theologian, dies at 74