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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1567  On December - 15 birth of christoph Demantius, composer  

1574  Samuel Besler, composer was born on December - 15.  

1610  David Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium) was born on December - 15.  

1648  On December - 15 birth of gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations)  

1657  Michel-Richard Delalande, composer was born on December - 15.  

1667  On this day in history birth of ludwig Ernst, composer  

1720  J F Beck, writer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In December - 15

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1025  Basilius II, the Bulgarendoder, Byzantine emperor (976-1025), dies on December - 15.  

1072  Death of Alp Arslan, Turkish sultan in Persia (b. 1029) on this day in history.  

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

1263  Death of King Haakon IV of Norway (b. 1204) on December - 15.  

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

1576  Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53 on December - 15.  

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

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