December 1846 in history

December 1846 events chronologically

Dec 26 Trapped in snow in the Sierra Nevadas and without food, members of the Donner Party resort to cannibalism
Dec 28 Iowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state

Top 7 most famous people born in December 1846

Dec 2 Pierre Waldeck-Rousseau a French Republican statesman.
Dec 12 Friedrich Wilhelm Zopf a German botanist and mycologist born in Roßleben, Thuringia.
Dec 13 Nikolai Yaroshenko a Ukrainian painter.
Dec 14 Paul Methuen 3rd Baron Methuen a British Army officer. He served in the Third Anglo-Ashanti War in 1873 and then in the expedition of Sir Charles Warren to Bechuanaland in the mid 1880s. He took a prominent role as General Officer Commanding the 1st Division in the Second Boer War. He suffered a serious defeat at the Battle of Magersfontein, during which he failed to carry out adequate reconnaissance and accordingly his artillery bombarded the wrong place leading to the Highland Brigade taking heavy casualties. He was later captured by the Boers at Tweebosch. After the War he became general officer commanding-in-chief in South Africa in 1908, governor and commander-in-chief of Natal in 1910 and then governor and commander-in-chief of Malta in 1915
Dec 15 Eusebi Güell a Catalan entrepreneur who profited greatly from the industrial revolution in Catalonia in the late 19th century. He married a daughter of the second Marquis of Comillas, Luisa Isabel Lopez y Bru, in 1871 and the couple had ten children. One of Güell's daughters, ca:Isabel Güell i López, became a noted female composer
Dec 29 Maurice Rollinat a French poet.
Dec 31 Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis the Netherlands' first prominent socialist. He was a Lutheran preacher who, after he lost his faith, started a political fight for workers. He was the first socialist in the Dutch parliament

Top 7 most famous people died in December 1846

Dec 12 Charles Alexandre Lesueur a French naturalist, artist and explorer.
Dec 13 Pasquale Galluppi an Italian philosopher.
Dec 15 Philip Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg a field marshal in the imperial Austrian army. He was the ruling Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg from 1839 until his death
Dec 15 Alexander Turgenev a Russian statesman and historian.
Dec 22 Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent a French naturalist.
Dec 26 Nikolay Yazykov a Russian poet and Slavophile who in the 1820s rivalled Alexander Pushkin and Yevgeny Baratynsky as the most popular poet of his generation.
Dec 29 Alexander Barrow a lawyer and United States Senator from Louisiana. He was a member of the Whig Party. He was the half-brother of Washington Barrow, the son of his father and his second wife