What Happened in December 1582

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Historical Events

  • Dec 10 France begins use of Gregorian calendar
  • Dec 14 Zealand/Brabant Neth adopt Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is 12/25
  • Dec 15 Leidse university names Rembert Dodoens prof of botany/medicine
  • Dec 15 Spanish Netherlands/Denmark/Norway adopt Gregorian calendar
  • Dec 21 Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583
  • Dec 25 Zealand/Brabant adopts Gregorian calendar, yesterday was Dec 14th

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 23 Severo Bonini, Italian composer and monk, born in Florence (d. 1663)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 11 Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, marquis of Soria, dies at about 75