On This Day

December 1580 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (d. 1637)
  • Dec 4 Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer, born in East Sutton, Kent, England (d. 1626)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 1 Edmund Campion, English jesuit, hanged at 42
  • Dec 1 Giovanni Morone, Italian theologian/diplomat/cardinal, dies at 71