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Historical Events Happened In December - 11

Monday, 21 April 2014

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  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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1566  On this day in history manuel Cardoso, composer  

1572  On this day in history spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem  

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  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  On this day in history russia & Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino  

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  On this day in history king James II arrested  

1710  On this day in history battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers)  

1712  On this day in history francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia)  

1718  Battle at Frederikshall Norway on this day in history.  

1718  Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718), shot dead on this day in history.  

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  Charles Wesley, composer on this day in history.  

1758  On this day in history carl Friedrich Zelter, composer  

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

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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  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  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  On this day in history 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  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)