On This Day

What Happened in December 1565

Historical Events

  • Dec 24 Compromise of the Nobles in Habsburg Netherlands closes against inquisition

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 9 Pius IV [Gianangelo de' Medici], Italian lawyer and Pope (1559-65), dies at 66
  • Dec 13 Conrad Gessner, Swiss physician and naturalist, dies at 49
  • Dec 18 Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist and historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62