Historical Events Happened In December - 15
Sunday, 21 December 2014
0037 Nero Claudius Augustus Germanicus, 5th emperor of Rome (54-68) on this day in history.
0533 Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron on December - 15.
0687 St Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 15.
0687 On December - 15 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 December - 15 basilius II, the Bulgarendoder, Byzantine emperor (976-1025), dies
1124 On December - 15 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 On December - 15 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 On December - 15 stephen III of Moldavia defeats Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, with the latter being injured thrice, at the Battle of Baia.
1488 On December - 15 bartholomeus Diaz returns to Portugal after sailing round Cape of Good Hope
1515 On December - 15 alfonso de Albuquerque, viceroy of Portuguese Indies, dies
1534 On December - 15 lucas Osiander, composer
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 Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53 on this day in history.
1582 Leidse university names Rembert Dodoens prof of botany/medicine on this day in history.
1586 Laevinus Torrentius, becomes bishop of Antwerp on this day in history.
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 December - 15.
1612 On this day in history simon Marius, is first to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope
1612 Simon Marius, is 1st to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope on December - 15.
1621 On this day in history charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43
1626 On December - 15 adriaen de Vries, Dutch sculptor/painter, dies at about 70
1640 Duke of Braganca crowned King Johan IV of Portugal on December - 15.
1648 Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations) on December - 15.
1657 On December - 15 michel-Richard Delalande, composer
1660 Philippines: Andres Malongs rebels plunders Bagnotan on this day in history.
1664 English colonizing Connecticut on this day in history.
1667 Brandenburg declares himself neutral in Devolutie War on December - 15.
1667 Ludwig Ernst, composer on this day in history.