Historical Events For December - 11
Sunday, 04 December 2016
0359 Honoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office on this day in history.
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 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 December - 11.
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 December - 11 manuel Cardoso, composer
1572 On December - 11 spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem
1573 On this day in history 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 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 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 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 December - 11 johann Georg Weichenberger, composer
1686 Louis II Condé, duke of Bourbon, dies at 65 on December - 11.
1688 On December - 11 king James II arrested
1710 On December - 11 battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers)
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 On this day in history first recorded display of Aurora Borealis in US (New England)
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 December - 11.
1756 On this day in history theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king, dies
1757 On December - 11 charles Wesley, composer
1758 On December - 11 carl Friedrich Zelter, composer
1781 On this day in history david Brewster, Scotland, physicist/inventor (kaleidoscope)