On This Day

What Happened in December 1537

Historical Events

Historic Event

Dec 28 French king Francis I issues decree to booksellers and printers requiring them to deposit their work in the King's Library, world's first legal depository requirement [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 5 Ashikaga Yoshiaki, 15th Japanese shōgun, born in Japan (d. 1597)
  • Dec 20 John III, King of Sweden (1568-92), born in Östergötland, Sweden (d. 1592)