On This Day

What Happened in December 1610

Historical Events

Historic Event

Dec 30 Hungarian aristocrat Elizabeth Báthory arrested at Csejte Castle on suspicion of killing and torturing hundreds of young girls and women

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 and philologist

Famous Deaths

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