On This Day

What Happened in December 1638

Historical Events

  • Dec 17 French and Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 24 Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, English diplomat, born in London, England (d. 1709) (baptism date)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 10 Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatian writer (Osman), dies at 49
  • Dec 18 Le Pere Joseph, French mystic, dies