On This Day

December 1553 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 25 Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeats the Spanish conquistadors and exetutes the governor of Chile Pedro de Valdivia.

Birthdays in History

Person of interestHenry IV of France

Dec 13 Henry IV, 1st Bourbon King of Navarra (1572-1610) and France (1589-1610), born in Pau, Navarre (d. 1610)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 14 Hanibal Lucić, Croatian writer, dies at 68