On This Day

What Happened on December 6, 1640

Famous Birthdays

  • Claude Fleury, French priest and historian, born in Paris (d. 1723)

Famous Deaths

  • Matthijs Elsevier, Flemish/Dutch book publisher/merchant, dies at 75
1640 Highlights

About December 6, 1640

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 380 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius