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What Happened on December 2, 1547

Famous Deaths

Hernán Cortés

Hernán Cortés, Spanish conquistador (defeated the Aztec Empire and colonized large parts of Mexico), dies of pleurisy at 61 or 62

1547 Highlights

About December 2, 1547

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 474 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius