December 1852 in history

December 1852 events chronologically

Dec 2 Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte becomes Emperor of the French as Napoleon III

Top 7 most famous people born in December 1852

Dec 5 Max Carl Wilhelm Weber a German-Dutch zoologist and biogeographer.
Dec 10 Felix Graf von Bothmer a German general, notably during the Brusilov offensive of 1916.
Dec 14 Daniel De Leon an American socialist newspaper editor, politician, Marxist theoretician, and trade union organizer. He is regarded as the forefather of the idea of revolutionary industrial unionism and was the leading figure in the Socialist Labor Party of America from 1890 until the time of his death
Dec 15 Henri Becquerel a French physicist, Nobel laureate, and the discoverer of radioactivity along with Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie, for which all three won the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics. The SI unit for radioactivity, the becquerel , is named after him
Dec 16 Sava Mutkurov a Bulgarian officer and politician. One of only three recipients of the Order of Bravery 1st grade, he was among the chief architects of the Bulgarian unification and, as an officer in the young Bulgarian Army, one of its defendants in the Serbo–Bulgarian War. He also served as one of the regents of the Principality of Bulgaria after Prince Alexander of Battenberg's abdication and was Minister of War in Stefan Stambolov's government
Dec 17 Herbert Beerbohm Tree an English actor and theatre manager.
Dec 19 Albert A. Michelson an American physicist known for his work on the measurement of the speed of light and especially for the Michelson–Morley experiment. In 1907 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics. He became the first American to receive the Nobel Prize in sciences

Died in December 1852

Dec 13 Frances Wright a Scottish-born lecturer, writer, freethinker, feminist, abolitionist, and social reformer, who became a S. citizen in 1825. That year she founded the Nashoba Commune in Tennessee as a utopian community to prepare slaves for emancipation, intending to create an egalitarian place, but it lasted only three years. Her Views of Society and Manners in America brought her the most attention as a critique of the new nation
Dec 16 Hendrik Potgieter a Voortrekker leader. He served as the first head of state of Potchefstroom from 1840 and 1845 and also as the first head of state of Zoutpansberg from 1845 to 1852
Dec 22 James Francis Stephens an English entomologist and naturalist. He is known for his 12 volume Illustrations of British Entomology and the Manual of British Beetles