On This Day

What Happened in December 1579

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 9 Martinus de Porres, Peruvian saint (patron of social justice), born in Lima, Viceroyalty of Peru (d. 1639)
  • Dec 12 Heinrich Steuccius, German composer, born in Weissenfels, Germany (d. 1645)
  • Dec 20 John Fletcher, Jacobean playwright, born in Rye, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 21 Vicente Masip, Spanish painter