On This Day

What Happened in December 1569

Historical Events

  • Dec 15 Hunted by Queen Elizabeth I for treason in "The Rising of the North", Charles Neville, Earl of Westmorland, escapes to Scotland.

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 18 Jakob Hassler, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1622)
  • Dec 30 Georg Quitschreiber, German composer, born in Kranichfeld, Electorate of Saxony (d. 1638)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 23 St Philip II, Metropolitan of Moscow, martyred by Ivan the Terrible