On This Day

What Happened in December 1626

Historical Events

  • Dec 1 Pasha Muhammad ibn Farukh tyrannical gov of Jerusalem, driven out
  • Dec 20 Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II and Prince of Transylvania Gabor Bethlen sign Peace of Pressburg (Bratislava)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 8 Christina, Queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic (1644-54), born in Tre Kronor Castle, Stockholm (d. 1689)
  • Dec 20 Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman, born in Herzogenaurach, Germany (d. 1692)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 8 John Davies, English poet (b. 1569)
  • Dec 10 Edmund Gunter, English mathematician (b. 1581)
  • Dec 15 Adriaen de Vries, Dutch sculptor/painter, dies at about 70