What Happened in December 1603

Historical Events

  • Dec 18 First fleet of the Dutch East India Compnay under Admiral Steven van der Haghen departs for the East-Indies

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 21 Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684)

Theologian and Colonist Roger Williams
Theologian and Colonist
Roger Williams

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 4 Maarten de Vos, Flemish painter, dies at about 71
  • Dec 9 William Watson, English conspirator (b. 1559)
  • Dec 10 William Gilbert, Queen Elizabeth's physician, dies at 59
  • Dec 13 François Viète, French mathematician dies in Paris (b. 1540)
  • Dec 22 Mehmed III, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1566) Reigned 1595-1603.
  • Dec 27 Thomas Cartwright, English Presbyterian publicist, dies at about 68