On This Day

December 1597 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 23 Martin Opitz, German poet "Father of Modern German Poetry", born in Bunzlau, Silesia (d. 1639)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 18 Barbara Blomberg, German mistress of emperor Karel, dies at 67
  • Dec 21 Saint Peter Canisius, Dutch Jesuit Catholic priest, dies at 76