On This Day

What Happened in December 1680

Historical Events

  • Dec 4 Hen in Rome lays a uniquely patterned egg, later believed to have predicted the arrival of the Kirch/Newton "Great Comet of 1680"
  • Dec 15 Tax revolt on Terschelling due to tax on cereal
  • Dec 31 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 4 Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (b. 1616)
  • Dec 8 Henry Pierrepont, 1st Marquess of Dorchester, English politician (b. 1606)