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Historical Events Happened In December - 15

Thursday, 24 April 2014

0037  On this day in history nero Claudius Augustus Germanicus, 5th emperor of Rome (54-68)  

0533  On this day in history 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  On this day in history st Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Conon  

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 this day in history.  

1025  On this day in history basilius II, the Bulgarendoder, Byzantine emperor (976-1025), dies  

1124  Chancellor Haimeric selects pope (Lamberto becomes Honorius II) on this day in history.  

1167  On this day in history sicilian chancellor Stephen du Perche moves the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion.  

1230  On this day in history ottokar I, king of Bohemia (1197-1230), dies  

1256  On this day in history hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia.  

1467  Stephen III of Moldavia defeats Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, with the latter being injured thrice, at the Battle of Baia on this day in history.  

1488  On this day in history bartholomeus Diaz returns to Portugal after sailing round Cape of Good Hope  

1515  Alfonso de Albuquerque, viceroy of Portuguese Indies, dies on this day in history.  

1534  Lucas Osiander, composer on this day in history.  

1567  Christoph Demantius, composer on this day in history.  

1569  On this day in history westmoreland flees to Scotland  

1574  On this day in history samuel Besler, composer  

1576  On this day in history joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53  

1582  On this day in history leidse university names Rembert Dodoens prof of botany/medicine  

1586  Laevinus Torrentius, becomes bishop of Antwerp on this day in history.  

1593  State of Holland grants patent on windmill with crankshaft on this day in history.  

1598  Philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1610  On this day in history david Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium)  

1612  On this day in history simon Marius, is first to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope  

1612  On this day in history simon Marius, is 1st to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope  

1621  On this day in history charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43  

1626  Adriaen de Vries, Dutch sculptor/painter, dies at about 70 on this day in history.  

1640  Duke of Braganca crowned King Johan IV of Portugal on this day in history.  

1648  On this day in history gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations)  

1657  Michel-Richard Delalande, composer on this day in history.  

1660  On this day in history philippines: Andres Malongs rebels plunders Bagnotan  

1664  English colonizing Connecticut on this day in history.  

1667  On this day in history brandenburg declares himself neutral in Devolutie War  

1667  On this day in history ludwig Ernst, composer  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1534  On this day in history birth of lucas Osiander, composer  

1567  On this day in history birth of christoph Demantius, composer  

1574  On this day in history birth of samuel Besler, composer  

1610  David Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium) was born on this day in history.  

1648  On this day in history birth of gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations)  

1657  Michel-Richard Delalande, composer was born on this day in history.  

1667  Ludwig Ernst, composer was born on this day in history.  

1720  On this day in history birth of j F Beck, writer  

Famous Deaths In December - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1025  On this day in history basilius II, the Bulgarendoder, Byzantine emperor (976-1025), dies  

1072  On this day in history death of alp Arslan, Turkish sultan in Persia (b. 1029)  

1230  On this day in history ottokar I, king of Bohemia (1197-1230), dies  

1263  On this day in history death of king Haakon IV of Norway (b. 1204)  

1515  On this day in history alfonso de Albuquerque, viceroy of Portuguese Indies, dies  

1576  Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1598  On this day in history philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58  

1621  Charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43 on this day in history.