On This Day

December 1673 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 30 Ahmed III, 23rd Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1703-30), born in Dobrich, Ottoman Empire (d. 1736)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 15 Margaret Cavendish, English poet, playwright and philosopher (early science fiction work The Blazing World), dies at about 50
  • Dec 28 Joan Blaeu, Dutch cartographer/publisher (Atlas Major), dies at 77
  • Dec 31 Oliver St John, English statesman and judge