Historical Events For December - 15
Thursday, 19 January 2017
0037 Nero Claudius Augustus Germanicus, 5th emperor of Rome (54-68) on this day in history.
0533 On December - 15 byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron.
0687 St Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0687 St Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Conon on December - 15.
1025 The Byzantine emperor Basil II dies December 15 at age 69 after a 49-year reign He is succeeded by his brother, who will reign until 1028 as Constantine VIII on December - 15.
1025 Basilius II, the Bulgarendoder, Byzantine emperor (976-1025), dies on this day in history.
1124 On this day in history chancellor Haimeric selects pope (Lamberto becomes Honorius II)
1167 Sicilian chancellor Stephen du Perche moves the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion on December - 15.
1230 On this day in history ottokar I, king of Bohemia (1197-1230), dies
1256 Hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia on this day in history.
1467 Stephen III of Moldavia defeats Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, with the latter being injured thrice, at the Battle of Baia on December - 15.
1488 On December - 15 bartholomeus Diaz returns to Portugal after sailing round Cape of Good Hope
1515 Alfonso de Albuquerque, viceroy of Portuguese Indies, dies on December - 15.
1534 Lucas Osiander, composer on December - 15.
1567 On December - 15 christoph Demantius, composer
1569 Westmoreland flees to Scotland on this day in history.
1574 On this day in history samuel Besler, composer
1576 On December - 15 joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53
1582 On December - 15 leidse university names Rembert Dodoens prof of botany/medicine
1586 On this day in history laevinus Torrentius, becomes bishop of Antwerp
1593 On December - 15 state of Holland grants patent on windmill with crankshaft
1598 On December - 15 philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58
1610 David Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium) on this day in history.
1612 Simon Marius, is first to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope on this day in history.
1612 On December - 15 simon Marius, is 1st to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope
1621 Charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43 on December - 15.
1626 On this day in history adriaen de Vries, Dutch sculptor/painter, dies at about 70
1640 Duke of Braganca crowned King Johan IV of Portugal on this day in history.
1648 Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations) on this day in history.
1657 On December - 15 michel-Richard Delalande, composer
1660 On December - 15 philippines: Andres Malongs rebels plunders Bagnotan
1664 On this day in history english colonizing Connecticut
1667 On December - 15 brandenburg declares himself neutral in Devolutie War
1667 Ludwig Ernst, composer on this day in history.