On This Day

What Happened in December 1508

Historical Events

  • Dec 10 League of the kingdom signed (covenant against Venice)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 9 Gemma Frisius [Jemme Reinerszoon], Frisian physician, mathematician and instrument maker (created globe), born in Dokkum, Friesland (d. 1555)
  • Dec 24 Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1567)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 10 René II, Duke of Lorraine, dies at 57