On This Day

What Happened in December 1561

Historical Events

  • Dec 21 Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Archbishop of Mechelen, made Cardinal

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 7 Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese daimyō of the Azuchi–Momoyama period through early Edo period (d. 1625)
  • Dec 9 Edwin Sandys, English politician (leading Parliamentary opponent of King James I of England) and a founder of Virginia colony, born in Worcestershire, England (d. 1629)