What Happened in December 1676

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Historical Events

  • Dec 3 Battle of Lund (Scanian War): Swedish army of 8,000 defeats much larger joint Danish/Dutch force of 13,000
  • Dec 4 Battle of Lund: A Danish army under the command of King Christian V of Denmark engages the Swedish army commanded by Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt.

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 11 Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer
  • Dec 19 Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, composer/organist, born in Paris, France

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 3 Daniel Stalpaert, Amsterdams master builder, buried
  • Dec 4 Johann Georg Ebeling, German composer, dies at 39
  • Dec 20 John Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, dies at 76
  • Dec 25 Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609)
  • Dec 25 William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle, English soldier (b. 1592)
  • Dec 26 Domenicus van Tol, Dutch painter, dies