What Happened in December 1652

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Historical Events

  • Dec 10 Sea battle at Dungeness: lt-admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 9 Augustus Quirinus Rivinus, German physician (d. 1723)
  • Dec 16 Giovanni Maria Casini, composer
  • Dec 25 Archibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician (d. 1713)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 8 Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary, murdered at 35
  • Dec 23 John Cotton, Mass Bay Puritan preacher, dies at 68
  • Dec 31 Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies