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Historical Events Happened In December - 11

Friday, 29 August 2014

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

0384  On this day in history st Damasus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope  

0384  Pope Damasus I on this day in history.  

0711  Justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42 on this day in history.  

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

1419  Heretic Nicolaas Serrurier exiled from Florence on this day in history.  

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  Henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake on this day in history.  

1566  Manuel Cardoso, composer on this day in history.  

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

1573  Alardus/Eilard de Waterlant, duke of Alva, hanged on this day in history.  

1582  Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, marquis of Soria, dies at about 75 on this day in history.  

1595  Philip III van Croij, prince of Chimay/general, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1602  On this day in history 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.  

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

1618  Russia & Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino on this day in history.  

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

1665  On this day in history "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi festival in Smyrna  

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

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

1688  King James II arrested on this day in history.  

1710  Battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers) on this day in history.  

1712  Francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia) on this day in history.  

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

1730  Voltaire's "Brutus," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

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  Carl Friedrich Zelter, composer on this day in history.  

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

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Famous Birthdays In December - 11

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  On this day in history birth of pope Leo X (d. 1521)  

1566  On this day in history birth of manuel Cardoso, composer  

1676  On this day in history birth of johann Georg Weichenberger, composer  

1709  On this day in history birth of louise Elisabeth of Orléans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1742)  

1712  Francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia) was born on this day in history.  

1725  George Mason, American statesman (d. 1792) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In December - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0384  On this day in history death of pope Damasus I  

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

1121  Death of Al-Afdal Shahanshah, Caliph of Egypt (b. 1066) on this day in history.  

1226  Death of Robert de Ros, English politician (b. 1177) on this day in history.  

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

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  Death of Henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake on this day in history.  

1532  On this day in history death of pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1455)