On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1580

Famous Birthdays

  • Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (d. 1637)

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund Campion, English jesuit, hanged, drawn and quartered at 42
  • Giovanni Morone, Italian theologian, diplomat and cardinal, dies at 71
1580 Highlights

About December 1, 1580

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 441 years and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius