On This Day

What Happened in December 1673

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 30 Ahmed III, 23rd Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1703-30), born in Dobrich, Ottoman Empire (d. 1736)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 15 Margaret Cavendish, English poet, playwright and philosopher (early science fiction work The Blazing World), dies at about 50
  • Dec 16 Juan de Padilla, composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 28 Joan Blaeu, Dutch cartographer/publisher (Atlas Major), dies at 77
  • Dec 31 Oliver St John, English statesman and judge