Historical Events For December - 15
Monday, 26 June 2017
0037 Nero Claudius Augustus Germanicus, 5th emperor of Rome (54-68) on December - 15.
0533 Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron on this day in history.
0687 St Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0687 On December - 15 st Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Conon
1025 On December - 15 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
1025 On December - 15 basilius II, the Bulgarendoder, Byzantine emperor (976-1025), dies
1124 On December - 15 chancellor Haimeric selects pope (Lamberto becomes Honorius II)
1167 On this day in history sicilian chancellor Stephen du Perche moves the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion.
1230 On December - 15 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 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 On December - 15 lucas Osiander, composer
1567 On this day in history christoph Demantius, composer
1569 On December - 15 westmoreland flees to Scotland
1574 Samuel Besler, composer on this day in history.
1576 On this day in history joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53
1582 Leidse university names Rembert Dodoens prof of botany/medicine on December - 15.
1586 On this day in history laevinus Torrentius, becomes bishop of Antwerp
1593 State of Holland grants patent on windmill with crankshaft on December - 15.
1598 Philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58 on this day in history.
1610 On December - 15 david Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium)
1612 Simon Marius, is first to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope on this day in history.
1612 Simon Marius, is 1st to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope on December - 15.
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 December - 15.
1657 Michel-Richard Delalande, composer on December - 15.
1660 Philippines: Andres Malongs rebels plunders Bagnotan on December - 15.
1664 On December - 15 english colonizing Connecticut
1667 On December - 15 brandenburg declares himself neutral in Devolutie War
1667 Ludwig Ernst, composer on December - 15.