On This Day

What Happened in December 1683

Historical Events

  • Dec 25 English Whig leader Duke of Monmouth flees to Holland

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 19 Philip V, King of Spain (1700-24, 1724-46), born in Versailles, France (d. 1746)
  • Dec 27 Conyers Middleton, English minister (d. 1750)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 7 John Oldham, English satirical poet, dies of smallpox at 30
  • Dec 15 Izaak Walton, English biographer and author (The Compleat Angler), dies at 90
  • Dec 25 Kara Mustafa Pasha Turkish grand-vizier (1676-83) and Ottoman general, executed. (b. 1634)