On This Day

December 1579 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 9 Martinus de Porres, Peruvian saint (patron of social justice), born in Lima, Viceroyalty of Peru (d. 1639)
  • Dec 20 John Fletcher, Jacobean playwright, born in Rye, United Kingdom

Deaths in History

  • Dec 21 Vicente Masip, Spanish painter