On This Day

What Happened in December 1503

Historical Events

  • Dec 29 Battle of Garigliano: Spanish army under Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba defeats French forces in Italy, giving Spain control of the Kingdom of Naples

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestNostradamus

Dec 14 Nostradamus [Michel de Nostre-Dam], French astrologist and prophet (Les Propheties), born in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France (d. 1566)

Astrologer/Prophet Nostradamus

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 28 Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1471)