Historical Events For December - 15
Saturday, 29 April 2017
0037 On December - 15 nero Claudius Augustus Germanicus, 5th emperor of Rome (54-68)
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 December - 15.
0687 On this day in history st Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Conon
1025 On this day in history 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 this day in history basilius II, the Bulgarendoder, Byzantine emperor (976-1025), dies
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 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 this day in history.
1488 Bartholomeus Diaz returns to Portugal after sailing round Cape of Good Hope on this day in history.
1515 Alfonso de Albuquerque, viceroy of Portuguese Indies, dies on this day in history.
1534 Lucas Osiander, composer on December - 15.
1567 On December - 15 christoph Demantius, composer
1569 On December - 15 westmoreland flees to Scotland
1574 Samuel Besler, composer on December - 15.
1576 On this day in history joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53
1582 On December - 15 leidse university names Rembert Dodoens prof of botany/medicine
1586 On this day in history laevinus Torrentius, becomes bishop of Antwerp
1593 On December - 15 state of Holland grants patent on windmill with crankshaft
1598 Philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58 on this day in history.
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 December - 15 simon Marius, is 1st to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope
1621 Charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43 on December - 15.
1626 On December - 15 adriaen de Vries, Dutch sculptor/painter, dies at about 70
1640 On December - 15 duke of Braganca crowned King Johan IV of Portugal
1648 On this day in history gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations)
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 this day in history.
1667 On this day in history ludwig Ernst, composer