On This Day

What Happened in December 1539

Historical Events

  • Dec 29 St Jacob's Church burns after being hit by lightning

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 5 Fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian and founder of Socinianism, born in Siena, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1604)
  • Dec 20 Paulus Melissus, humanist Neo-Latin writer, translator, and composer, born in Mellrichstadt, Germany (d. 1602)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 20 Johannes Lupi, Flemish composer dies at 33