December 1550 in history

Born in December 1550

Dec 6 Orazio Vecchi an Italian composer of the late Renaissance. He is most famous for his madrigal comedies, particularly L'Amfiparnaso
Dec 21 Man Singh I the Rajput Raja of Amber, a state later known as Jaipur in Rajputana. He was a trusted general of the Mughal emperor Akbar, who included him among the Navaratnas, or the 9 gems of the royal court
Dec 22 Cesare Cremonini (philosopher) an Italian professor of natural philosophy, working rationalism and Aristotelian materialism inside scholasticism. He signed his Latin texts Cæsar Cremoninus , or Cæsar Cremonius
Dec 28 Vicente Espinel a Spanish writer and musician of the Siglo de Oro.
Dec 29 García de Silva Figueroa a Spanish diplomat, and the first Western traveller to correctly identify the ruins of Takht-e Jamshid in Persia as the location of Persepolis, the ancient capital of the Achaemenid Empire and one of the great cities of antiquity.
Dec 31 Henry I Duke of Guise the eldest son of Francis, Duke of Guise, and Anna d'Este. His maternal grandparents were Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, and Renée of France. Through his maternal grandfather, he was a descendant of Lucrezia Borgia and Pope Alexander VI

Died in December 1550

Dec 6 Pieter Coecke van Aelst a Flemish painter appointed court painter to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, in 1534.
Dec 8 Gian Giorgio Trissino an Italian Renaissance humanist, poet, dramatist, diplomat, and grammarian.
Dec 20 Matthias Greitter a German priest, cantor and composer.
Dec 22 Richard Plantagenet (Richard of Eastwell) a reclusive bricklayer who was claimed to be a son of Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England.