On This Day

What Happened in December 1676

Historical Events

  • Dec 3 Battle of Lund (Scanian War): Swedish army of 8,000 defeats much larger joint Danish/Dutch force of 13,000
  • Dec 4 Battle of Lund: A Danish army under the command of King Christian V of Denmark engages the Swedish army commanded by Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 11 Johann Georg Weichenberger, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1740)
  • Dec 19 Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, French organist and composer, born in Paris, France (d.1749)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 3 Daniel Stalpaert, Amsterdams master builder, buried
  • Dec 4 Johann Georg Ebeling, German composer, dies at 39
  • Dec 20 John Galle, Flemish engraver and printer, dies at 76
  • Dec 25 Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609)
  • Dec 25 William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle, English aristocrat and Royalist general in the English Civil War, dies at 83
  • Dec 26 Domenicus van Tol, Dutch painter, dies