On This Day

What Happened in December 1566

Historical Events

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Dec 1 Spanish King Philip II names Fernando Alvarez, duke of Alva

King of Spain Philip II of Spain
King of Spain
Philip II of Spain

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Philip, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, gov of Ft Gorinchem/Nijmegen
  • Dec 11 Manuel Cardoso, Portuguese composer, born in Fronteira (d. 1650)
  • Dec 20 Edward Wightman, English radical Anabaptist, born in Burton upon Trent (d. 1612)
  • Dec 30 Alessandro Piccinini, Italian lutenist and composer, born in Bologna, The Papal States (d. 1638)