What Happened in December 1590

Historical Events

  • Dec 5 Niccolo Sfondrati chosen as Pope Gregory XIV
  • Dec 22 Army of Moroccan Pasha Ahmad al-Mansur begins its epic 135 day crossing of the Saharan desert on his way to defeat the Songhai Empire

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 20 Ambroise ParĂ©, French physician (b. 1510)
  • Dec 27 Emmanuel Philibert of Lalaing, Baron of Montigny and Marquis of Renty, dies at 33