December 1648 in history

December 1648 events chronologically

Dec 6 Colonel Thomas Pride of the New Model Army purges the Long Parliament of MPs sympathetic to King Charles I of England, in order for the King's trial to go ahead; came to be known as "Pride's Purge"

Born in December 1648

Dec 15 Gregory King an English genealogist, engraver and statistician.
Dec 20 Tommaso Ceva an Italian Jesuit mathematician from Milan. He was the brother of Giovanni Ceva
Dec 23 Robert Barclay a Scottish Quaker, one of the most eminent writers belonging to the Religious Society of Friends and a member of the Clan Barclay. He was also governor of the East Jersey colony in North America through most of the 1680s, although he himself never resided in the colony

Died in December 1648

Dec 25 Claudia de' Medici Regent of the Austrian County of Tyrol during the minority of her son from 1632 until 1646. She was a daughter of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and Christina of Lorraine. She was born in Florence, and was named after her grandmother Claude of Valois, herself granddaughter of Claude, Duchess of Brittany, consort to King Francis I of France