On This Day

What Happened in December 1624

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 22 Tomas Micieres, Spanish composer (d. 1662)
  • Dec 25 Angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 5 Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (b. 1560)
  • Dec 14 Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, English statesman, dies at 73
  • Dec 26 Simon Marius, astronomer, dies in Bavaria at 54