On This Day

Deaths in History in December 1896

  • Dec 8 Ernst Engel, German statistician and economist (Law of Engel), dies at 75

Person of interestAlfred Nobel

Dec 10 Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist who invented dynamite and founded the Nobel Prize ceremony on this date, dies at 63

Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel
  • Dec 15 John GR Acquoy, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 67
  • Dec 27 John Brown, British manufacturer (b. 1816)

BattleJose Rizal

Dec 30 Jose Protacio Rizal, Filipino nationalist and novelist ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo') is executed by firing squad at 35

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal