On This Day

What Happened in December 1594

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 9 Gustavus II Adolphus, King who made Sweden a major power (1611-32), born in Castle Tre Kronor, Sweden (d. 1632)
  • Dec 20 Giovanni Battista de Gagliano, Italian composer

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 5 Gerardus Mercator, Flemish philosopher/cartographer, dies at 82