On This Day

What Happened in December 1553

Historical Events

  • Dec 25 Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeats the Spanish conquistadors and exetutes the governor of Chile Pedro de Valdivia.

Famous Birthdays

Henry IV of France

Dec 13 Henry IV, 1st Bourbon King of Navarra (1572-1610) and France (1589-1610), born in Pau, Navarre (d. 1610)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 14 Hanibal Lucić, Croatian writer, dies at 68