December 1847 in history

December 1847 events chronologically

Dec 5 Jefferson Davis is elected to the U.S. senate, his first political post

Top 7 most famous people born in December 1847

Dec 1 Agathe Backer-Grøndahl a Norwegian pianist and composer. She married the conductor and singing teacher Olaus Andreas Grøndahl in 1875, and was generally known thereafter as Agathe Backer-Grøndahl. Her son Fridtjof Backer-Grøndahl was also a pianist and composer, who promoted his mother's compositions in his concerts
Dec 7 Deacon White an American baseball player who was one of the principal stars during the first two decades of the sport's professional era. The outstanding catcher of the 1870s during baseball's barehanded period, he caught more games than any other player during the decade, and was a major figure on five consecutive championship teams from 1873 to 1877 – three in the National Association , in which he played throughout its five-year existence from 1871 to 1875, and two in the National League , which was formed as the first fully recognized major league in 1876, partially as a result of White and three other stars moving from the powerhouse Boston Red Stockings to the Chicago White Stockings. Although he was already 28 when the NL was established, White played 15 seasons in the major leagues, completing a 23-year career at the top levels of the sport
Dec 7 Solomon Schechter a Moldavian-born Romanian rabbi, academic scholar, and educator, most famous for his roles as founder and President of the United Synagogue of America, President of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and architect of the American Conservative Jewish movement.
Dec 9 George Grossmith an English comedian, writer, composer, actor, and singer. His performing career spanned more than four decades. As a writer and composer, he created 18 comic operas, nearly 100 musical sketches, some 600 songs and piano pieces, three books and both serious and comic pieces for newspapers and magazines
Dec 17 Michel-Joseph Maunoury a commander of French forces in the early days of World War I.
Dec 17 Émile Faguet a French author and literary critic.
Dec 18 Augusta Holmès a French composer of Irish descent. At first she published under the pseudonym Hermann Zenta. In 1871, Holmès became a French citizen and added the accent to her last name. She herself wrote the lyrics to almost all her songs and oratorios, as well as the libretto of the opera La Montagne Noire

Top 7 most famous people died in December 1847

Dec 2 Ladislaus Pyrker a Hungarian Cistercian abbot, archbishop and poet.
Dec 12 James Kent an American jurist and legal scholar. He was the author of Commentaries on American Law
Dec 12 Princess Charlotte of Saxe-Hildburghausen the child of Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg and his wife, Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She was the wife of Prince Paul of Wurttemberg and mother to his five children
Dec 14 Manuel José Arce a decorated General and president of the Federal Republic of Central America from 1825 to 1829.
Dec 17 Marie Louise Duchess of Parma an Austrian archduchess who reigned as Duchess of Parma from 1814 until her death. She was Napoleon's second wife and, as such, Empress of the French from 1810 to 1814
Dec 24 Finnur Magnússon an Icelandic scholar and archaeologist who worked in Denmark.
Dec 31 Princess Adélaïde of Orléans one of the twin daughters of Louis Philippe II d'Orléans, known as Philippe Égalité during the French Revolution, and his wife, Louise Marie Adélaïde de Bourbon-Penthièvre. She was titled Mademoiselle de Chartres at birth, Mademoiselle d'Orléans at the death of her twin sister in 1782, Mademoiselle , Madame Adélaïde. As a member of the reigning House of Bourbon, she was a princesse du sang