December 1632 in history

Born in December 1632

Dec 17 Anthony Wood an English antiquary.
Dec 31 Abbas II of Persia Shah of Persia from 1642 to 1666. He was the seventh Shah of the Safavid Dynasty

Died in December 1632

Dec 2 Duke Johann Wilhelm of Saxe-Altenburg a member of the Ernestine branch of the House of Wettin and a titular Duke of Saxe-Altenburg and of Jülich-Cleves-Berg.
Dec 8 Albert Girard a French-born mathematician. He studied at the University of Leiden. He "had early thoughts on the fundamental theorem of algebra" and gave the inductive definition for the Fibonacci numbers. He was the first to use the abbreviations 'sin', 'cos' and 'tan' for the trigonometric functions in a treatise. Girard was the first to state, in 1632, that each prime of the form 1 mod 4 was the sum of two squares. It was said that he was quiet-natured and, unlike most mathematicians, did not keep a journal for his personal life
Dec 8 Philippe van Lansberge a Dutch Calvinist Minister, astronomer and Mathematician. His name is sometimes written Lansberg, and his first name is sometimes given as Philip or Johannes Philippus. He published under the Latin name Philippus Lansbergius