Historical Events For December - 15
Monday, 22 January 2018
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 On December - 15 st Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
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 Basilius II, the Bulgarendoder, Byzantine emperor (976-1025), dies on December - 15.
1124 Chancellor Haimeric selects pope (Lamberto becomes Honorius II) on this day in history.
1167 Sicilian chancellor Stephen du Perche moves the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion on this day in history.
1230 Ottokar I, king of Bohemia (1197-1230), dies on this day in history.
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 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 December - 15.
1534 Lucas Osiander, composer on December - 15.
1567 Christoph Demantius, composer on this day in history.
1569 On December - 15 westmoreland flees to Scotland
1574 Samuel Besler, composer on December - 15.
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 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 December - 15.
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 December - 15.
1612 On this day in history simon Marius, is 1st to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope
1621 On December - 15 charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43
1626 Adriaen de Vries, Dutch sculptor/painter, dies at about 70 on December - 15.
1640 On December - 15 duke of Braganca crowned King Johan IV of Portugal
1648 Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations) on December - 15.
1657 Michel-Richard Delalande, composer on this day in history.
1660 On December - 15 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 Ludwig Ernst, composer on this day in history.