8th December 1021 A.D. The Birth of Wang Anshi, Chinese economist and chancellor #Onthisday

7th December 1545 A.D. The Birth of Henry Stuart, English-Scottish husband of Mary, Queen of Scots #Onthisday

6th December 1520 A.D. The Birth of Barbara Radziwiłł, queen of Poland #Onthisday

5th December 1560 A.D. The Death of Francis II of France #Onthisday

4th December 1679 A.D. The Death of Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher and theorist #Onthisday

3rd December 1592 A.D. The Death of Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma #Onthisday

2nd December 1748 A.D. The Death of Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician #Onthisday

1st December 1846 A.D. The Birth of Ledi Sayadaw, Burmese monk and philosopher #Onthisday

30th November 1459 A.D. The Birth of Mingyi Nyo, founder of Toungoo dynasty of Burma #Onthisday

29th November 1643 A.D. The Death of Claudio Monteverdi, Italian priest and composer #Onthisday