On This Day

What Happened in December 1675

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 5 John Lightfoot, English theologist and scholar (Horae Hebraicae), dies at 73

Person of interestJan Vermeer

Dec 15 Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter (Girl with a Pearl Earring), dies at 43

Painter Jan Vermeer
Painter
Jan Vermeer
  • Dec 23 Caesar, duc de Choiseul, French marshal and diplomat (b. 1602)