Historical Events Happened In December - 15
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
0037 On December - 15 nero Claudius Augustus Germanicus, 5th emperor of Rome (54-68)
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 December - 15 st Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Conon
1025 On December - 15 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 December - 15 basilius II, the Bulgarendoder, Byzantine emperor (976-1025), dies
1124 On this day in history chancellor Haimeric selects pope (Lamberto becomes Honorius II)
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 December - 15.
1467 Stephen III of Moldavia defeats Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, with the latter being injured thrice, at the Battle of Baia on December - 15.
1488 On December - 15 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 On December - 15 lucas Osiander, composer
1567 On this day in history christoph Demantius, composer
1569 Westmoreland flees to Scotland on December - 15.
1574 Samuel Besler, composer on this day in history.
1576 Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53 on December - 15.
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 On this day in history philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58
1610 On this day in history david Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium)
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 this day in history.
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 Michel-Richard Delalande, composer on this day in history.
1660 On December - 15 philippines: Andres Malongs rebels plunders Bagnotan
1664 On December - 15 english colonizing Connecticut
1667 Brandenburg declares himself neutral in Devolutie War on December - 15.
1667 On this day in history ludwig Ernst, composer