On This Day

What Happened in December 1602

Historical Events

  • Dec 5 Giulio Caccini's "Euridice" premieres in Florence
  • Dec 11 Surprise attack by forces of the Duke of Savoy and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain repelled by citizens of Geneva. Commemorated since as FĂȘte de l'Escalade.

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 18 Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 1 Kobayakawa Hideaki, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1582)