On This Day

What Happened in December 1635

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 18 Antonius Matthaeus, Dutch lawyer/historian
  • Dec 24 Mariana of Austria, second wife of king Philip IV of Spain, born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (d. 1696)
  • Dec 28 Princess Elizabeth of England (d. 1650)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 1 Melchior Teschner, German composer, dies at 51

Person of interestSamuel de Champlain

Dec 25 Samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City, dies of a stroke at 61

French Explorer Samuel de Champlain
French Explorer
Samuel de Champlain