On This Day

What Happened in December 1580

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (d. 1637)
  • Dec 4 Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer, born in East Sutton, Kent, England (d. 1626)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 1 Edmund Campion, English jesuit, hanged, drawn and quartered at 42
  • Dec 1 Giovanni Morone, Italian theologian, diplomat and cardinal, dies at 71