On This Day

What Happened in December 1563

Historical Events

  • Dec 4 Council of Trent holds its last session, after 18 years. Last ecumenical council for more than 300 years.

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 29 Francesco Maria Guaitoli, Italian composer, born in Carpi, Duchy of Modena and Reggio (d. 1628)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 29 Sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515)