On This Day

What Happened in December 1573

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Philippus Rovenius, [Rouveen], apostile
  • Dec 22 Ernst Casimir I, count of Nassau-Dietz and Stadtholder of Friesland, Groningen, and Drenthe, born in Dillenburg, Germany (d. 1632)
  • Dec 31 Giulio Cesare Monteverdi, Italian composer (Giulio Cesare in Egitto), born in Italy (d. 1630 or 31)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 11 Alardus/Eilard de Waterlant, duke of Alva, hanged
  • Dec 30 Giovanni Battista Giraldi, Italian writer (b. 1504)