Historical Events For December - 11
Saturday, 27 May 2017
0359 Honoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office on this day in history.
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 On this day in history justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42
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 December - 11 duchess Maria van Bourgondie ends Great Privilegie
1524 On December - 11 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 December - 11.
1573 On December - 11 alardus/Eilard de Waterlant, duke of Alva, hanged
1582 On December - 11 fernando Alvarez de Toledo, marquis of Soria, dies at about 75
1595 On December - 11 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 Adam Elsheimer, German painter/cartoonist/etcher, buried at 32 on this day in history.
1618 Russia & Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino on this day in history.
1620 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12/21 NS) on December - 11.
1665 On December - 11 "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi festival in Smyrna
1676 Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer on December - 11.
1686 On this day in history louis II Condé, duke of Bourbon, dies at 65
1688 On December - 11 king James II arrested
1710 Battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers) on this day in history.
1712 Francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia) on December - 11.
1718 On this day in history battle at Frederikshall Norway
1718 Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718), shot dead on December - 11.
1719 First recorded display of Aurora Borealis in US (New England) on this day in history.
1719 On December - 11 1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in US (New England)
1730 On December - 11 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 Charles Wesley, composer on December - 11.
1758 On December - 11 carl Friedrich Zelter, composer
1781 David Brewster, Scotland, physicist/inventor (kaleidoscope) on this day in history.