Historical Events For December - 11
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
0359 On December - 11 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 December - 11 pope Damasus I
0711 On December - 11 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 December - 11 heretic Nicolaas Serrurier exiled from Florence
1475 Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1513-21) on this day in history.
1477 Duchess Maria van Bourgondie ends Great Privilegie on December - 11.
1524 On this day in history henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake
1566 On December - 11 manuel Cardoso, composer
1572 On this day in history spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem
1573 On December - 11 alardus/Eilard de Waterlant, duke of Alva, hanged
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 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 December - 11.
1620 On this day in history 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12/21 NS)
1665 "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi festival in Smyrna on this day in history.
1676 On December - 11 johann Georg Weichenberger, composer
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 On this day in history battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers)
1712 On December - 11 francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia)
1718 Battle at Frederikshall Norway on this day in history.
1718 On December - 11 charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718), shot dead
1719 First recorded display of Aurora Borealis in US (New England) on December - 11.
1719 1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in US (New England) on this day in history.
1730 Voltaire's "Brutus," premieres in Paris on December - 11.
1748 On December - 11 ewald G von Kleist, German lawyer/inventor of condensator, dies at 55
1756 Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king, dies on this day in history.
1757 Charles Wesley, composer on December - 11.
1758 On December - 11 carl Friedrich Zelter, composer
1781 On December - 11 david Brewster, Scotland, physicist/inventor (kaleidoscope)