On This Day

What Happened in December 1538

Historical Events

  • Dec 16 King Francois I orders renewed pursuit of Protestants


Dec 17 Pope Paul II excommunicates King Henry VIII of England

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 10 Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd), born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1612)