On This Day

What Happened in December 1600

Historical Events

  • Dec 14 Olivier van Noort sinks Spanish galleon San Diego at Bay of Manila, 350 die
  • Dec 20 Ottario Rinuccini and Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published
  • Dec 31 British East India Company chartered

Famous Weddings

Henry IV of France

Dec 17 Religious wedding of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici at Lyon Cathedral

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 12 John Craig, Scottish church reformer/James VI's court vicar, dies