Deaths in History in December 1916

  • Dec 1 Charles E Vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer, dies at 58
  • Dec 9 P Paul Leroy-Beaulieu, French economist (Economist France), dies at 73
  • Dec 9 Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist (b. 1867)
  • Dec 16 Friedrich Ernst Dorn, German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium, dies at 68
  • Dec 25 St. Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic saint (b. 1845)

Person of interestGrigori Rasputin

Dec 29 Grigori Rasputin, Russian monk and confidant of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, assassinated by conservative Russian aristocrats at 45