On This Day

What Happened in December 1595

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 4 Jean Chapelain, French writer and poet (La Pucelle), born in Paris (d. 1674)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 10 Reynier Cant, mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 59
  • Dec 27 Pietro Pontio, Italian composer (Ragionamento di Musica), dies at 63