On This Day

What Happened in December 1577

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 13 Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England on a circumnavigation of the world

Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
  • Dec 16 Danzig surrenders to troops of Polish king Istvan Bathory

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 18 Anna, duchess of Saxon/wife of prince Willem of Orange, dies at 32