On This Day

What Happened in December 1572

Historical Events

  • Dec 11 Spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem
  • Dec 13 Spanish army beats Geuzen fleet (confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under admiral Lumey
  • Dec 17 Spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 27 Jan Campanus, Czech composer and humanist, born in Vod┼łany (d. 1622)
  • Dec 31 Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 10 Cornelis Musius, Dutch humanist/poet, murdered at 72
  • Dec 30 Galeazzo Alessi, Italian architect (Palazza Marino, Milan), dies at 60