On This Day

What Happened in December 1671

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 John Keill, Scottish mathematician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, (d. 1721)
  • Dec 1 Francesco Stradivari, Italian violin maker, son of Antonius, born in Cremona, Lombardy (1743)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 28 Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar, dies at 60