On This Day

What Happened in December 1610

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 9 Baldassare Ferri, Italian castrato singer, born in Perugia, Italy (d. 1680)
  • Dec 12 Basil of Ostrog [Saint Vasilije], Serbian Orthodox bishop, born in Mrkonjići (d. 1671)
  • Dec 15 David Teniers the Younger, Flemish court painter (Theatrum Pictorium), born in Antwerp (d. 1690)
  • Dec 18 Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 3 Honda Tadakatsu, Japanese general (b. 1548)
  • Dec 11 Adam Elsheimer, German painter/cartoonist/etcher, buried at 32
  • Dec 11 False Dmitry 2, Tsar of Russia, murdered
  • Dec 31 Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (b. 1540)