On This Day

What Happened in December 1685

Historical Events

  • Dec 3 Charles II bars Jews from settling in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dec 30 Don Francisco de Agurto installed as land guardian of Southern Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 6 Marie-Adélaïde of Savoy, mother of Louis XV of France, born in Royal Palace, Turin, Savoy (d. 1712)
  • Dec 12 Lodovico Giustini, Italian composer, born in Pistoia, Italy (d. 1743)
  • Dec 17 Thomas Tickell, English writer and poet, born in Bridekirk, Cockermouth, England (d. 1740)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 12 John Pell, English mathematician (b. 1610)