On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1547

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHernán Cortés

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

Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés

1547 Highlights

About December 2, 1547

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 473 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius