On This Day

What Happened in December 1660

Historical Events

  • Dec 15 Philippines: Andres Malongs rebels plunders Bagnotan
  • Dec 31 James II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France.

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 4 Andre Campra, French composer, baptized in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1744)
  • Dec 12 Peter Rabus, Dutch poet and translator (Liberated Britanje) (d. 1702)
  • Dec 26 Peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptized

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 1 Pierre d'Hozier, French genealogist, dies at 68
  • Dec 3 Jacques Sarazin, French sculptor/painter, dies at about 70
  • Dec 22 AndrĂ© Tacquet, Flemish mathematician (b. 1612)
  • Dec 24 Mary [Maria Henrietta], English Princess Royal, Princess of Orange, wife of Willem II, dies of smallpox at 29 [NS]