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Historical Events Happened In December - 11

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

0359  On this day in history honoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office.  

0384  St Damasus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.  

0384  On this day in history pope Damasus I  

0711  On this day in history justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42  

1282  On this day in history llywelyn ab Gruffydd, monarch of North Wales (1246-77), dies  

1419  On this day in history heretic Nicolaas Serrurier exiled from Florence  

1475  Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1513-21) on this day in history.  

1477  On this day in history duchess Maria van Bourgondie ends Great Privilegie  

1524  On this day in history henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake  

1566  On this day in history manuel Cardoso, composer  

1572  Spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem on this day in history.  

1573  On this day in history alardus/Eilard de Waterlant, duke of Alva, hanged  

1582  On this day in history fernando Alvarez de Toledo, marquis of Soria, dies at about 75  

1595  On this day in history philip III van Croij, prince of Chimay/general, dies at 69  

1602  A surprise attack by forces under the command of the Duke of Savoy and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva. Commemorations/celebrations on Fête de l'Escalade are usually held on December 11 or the closest weekend on this day in history.  

1610  On this day in history adam Elsheimer, German painter/cartoonist/etcher, buried at 32  

1618  On this day in history russia & Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino  

1620  103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12/21 NS) on this day in history.  

1665  "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi festival in Smyrna on this day in history.  

1676  On this day in history johann Georg Weichenberger, composer  

1686  Louis II Condé, duke of Bourbon, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1688  On this day in history king James II arrested  

1710  On this day in history battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers)  

1712  On this day in history francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia)  

1718  On this day in history battle at Frederikshall Norway  

1718  On this day in history charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718), shot dead  

1719  First recorded display of Aurora Borealis in US (New England) on this day in history.  

1719  On this day in history 1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in US (New England)  

1730  On this day in history voltaire's "Brutus," premieres in Paris  

1748  Ewald G von Kleist, German lawyer/inventor of condensator, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1756  On this day in history theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king, dies  

1757  On this day in history charles Wesley, composer  

1758  On this day in history carl Friedrich Zelter, composer  

1781  David Brewster, Scotland, physicist/inventor (kaleidoscope) on this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1465  On this day in history birth of ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489)  

1475  On this day in history birth of leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1513-21)  

1475  Pope Leo X (d. 1521) was born on this day in history.  

1566  Manuel Cardoso, composer was born on this day in history.  

1676  Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer was born on this day in history.  

1709  Louise Elisabeth of Orléans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1742) was born on this day in history.  

1712  On this day in history birth of francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia)  

1725  On this day in history birth of george Mason, American statesman (d. 1792)  

Famous Deaths In December - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0384  Death of Pope Damasus I on this day in history.  

0711  On this day in history justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42  

1121  On this day in history death of al-Afdal Shahanshah, Caliph of Egypt (b. 1066)  

1226  On this day in history death of robert de Ros, English politician (b. 1177)  

1282  Llywelyn ab Gruffydd, monarch of North Wales (1246-77), dies on this day in history.  

1282  Death of Llywelyn the Last (b. c.1228), the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales on this day in history.  

1524  On this day in history death of henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake  

1532  Death of Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1455) on this day in history.