On This Day

What Happened in December 1596

Historical Events

  • Dec 22 Ferryboat Meuniers crashes in Paris, 150 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 3 Nicolo Amati, Italian violin maker (Stradivari & Guarneri), born in Cremona, Italy (d. 1684)
  • Dec 21 Petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 8 Luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico