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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  

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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 11

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1465  On December - 11 birth of ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489)  

1475  On December - 11 birth of leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1513-21)  

1475  Pope Leo X (d. 1521) was born on December - 11.  

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

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

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

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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 December - 11 justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42  

1121  On December - 11 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  On this day in history llywelyn ab Gruffydd, monarch of North Wales (1246-77), dies  

1282  On December - 11 death of llywelyn the Last (b. c.1228), the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales.  

1524  Death of Henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake on this day in history.  

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

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