On This Day

What Happened in December 1630

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 12 Olof Rudbeck, Swedish scientist, writer and composer, born in Västerås (d. 1702)

Famous Weddings

  • Dec 6 Painter Peter Paul Rubens (53) marries his second wife Helena (16) Fourment and the inspiration for his voluptuous female figures, in Antwerp

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 29 Johannes Stalpaert van der Wiele, Dutch lawyer, pastor and lyricist, dies at 51