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Historical Events Happened In December - 15

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

0037  Nero Claudius Augustus Germanicus, 5th emperor of Rome (54-68) on this day in history.  

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  St Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Conon on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  Ottokar I, king of Bohemia (1197-1230), dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1534  On this day in history lucas Osiander, composer  

1567  On this day in history christoph Demantius, composer  

1569  On this day in history westmoreland flees to Scotland  

1574  Samuel Besler, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

1586  On this day in history laevinus Torrentius, becomes bishop of Antwerp  

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

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

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

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  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 this day in history.  

1657  On this day in history 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  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 Birthdays In December - 15

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1534  Lucas Osiander, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1574  Samuel Besler, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1657  On this day in history birth of michel-Richard Delalande, composer  

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 this day in history.  

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  Death of King Haakon IV of Norway (b. 1204) on this day in history.  

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

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

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.