On This Day

What Happened in December 1687

Historical Events

  • Dec 31 1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 5 Francesco Geminiani, Italian violinist and composer, born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1762)
  • Dec 26 Johann Georg Pisendel, German violinist/composer

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 16 William Petty, English political economist and statistician (Treatise of Taxes and Contributions), dies at 64