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Historical Events Happened In December - 23

Friday, 18 April 2014

0245  Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra on this day in history.  

0558  Childebert, king of France (511-58), dies at about 62 on this day in history.  

0619  On this day in history boniface V begins his reign as Catholic Pope  

0679  On this day in history dagobert II, king of Austrasia (676-679), murdered  

0910  Naum of Preslav, Bulgarian scholar on this day in history.  

0913  Conrad of Franconia on this day in history.  

0918  On this day in history conrad I, East Frankish/German king (911-18), dies  

0962  Byzantine-Arab Wars: Under the future Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine troops stormed the city of Aleppo, recovering the tattered tunic of John the Baptist on this day in history.  

1116  Ivo van Chartres, French canonist/bishop of Chartres/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1174  Louis I, Duke of Wittelsbach on this day in history.  

1230  Berengaria of Navarre, queen of Richard I of England on this day in history.  

1236  On this day in history philippus Cancellarius, French theologist/poet (Summa Cum Laude), dies  

1482  Peace of Atrecht on this day in history.  

1493  Georg Alt's German translation of Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle is published on this day in history.  

1502  On this day in history margaretha, English princess of Burgundy, dies at 57  

1544  Anna, duchess of Saxson/wife of prince Willem of Orange (1561-71) on this day in history.  

1548  Pieter C Bockenberg, historian (Annales Hollandiae et Zeelandiae) on this day in history.  

1568  On this day in history roger Ascham, tutor of Elizabeth I of England  

1569  On this day in history st Philip of Moscow martyred by Ivan the Terrible  

1569  St Philip, metropolitan of Moscow, martyred by Ivan the Terrible on this day in history.  

1582  Severo Bonini, composer on this day in history.  

1588  On this day in history hendrik de Guise, French leader of Catholic League, murdered at 37  

1597  On this day in history martin Opitz, Germany, poet "Father of Modern German Poetry"  

1619  On this day in history johan Sigismund, elector of Brandenburg/duke of Prussia, dies at 47  

1620  On this day in history construction on the Plymouth Settlement Begins  

1620  On this day in history french huguenots declare war on King Louis XIII  

1644  Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco, composer on this day in history.  

1652  John Cotton, Mass Bay Puritan preacher, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1672  Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, a satellite of Saturn on this day in history.  

1688  On this day in history english king Jacob II flees to France  

1688  Jean-Louis Lully, composer, dies at 21 on this day in history.  

1689  Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, composer on this day in history.  

1690  John Flamsteed observes Uranus without realizing it's undiscovered on this day in history.  

1696  Johann David Mayer, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1173  Louis I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1231) was born on this day in history.  

1174  On this day in history birth of louis I, Duke of Wittelsbach  

1513  Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (d. 1577) was born on this day in history.  

1537  King John III of Sweden (d. 1592) was born on this day in history.  

1544  On this day in history birth of anna, duchess of Saxson/wife of prince Willem of Orange (1561-71)  

1548  On this day in history birth of pieter C Bockenberg, historian (Annales Hollandiae et Zeelandiae)  

1582  On this day in history birth of severo Bonini, composer  

1597  On this day in history birth of martin Opitz, Germany, poet "Father of Modern German Poetry"  

Famous Deaths In December - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0558  Childebert, king of France (511-58), dies at about 62 on this day in history.  

0679  Death of Dagobert II, king of Austrasia (676-679), murdered on this day in history.  

0910  On this day in history death of naum of Preslav, Bulgarian scholar  

0913  Death of Conrad of Franconia on this day in history.  

0918  Conrad I, East Frankish/German king (911-18), dies on this day in history.  

1116  On this day in history ivo van Chartres, French canonist/bishop of Chartres/saint, dies  

1230  Death of Berengaria of Navarre, queen of Richard I of England on this day in history.  

1236  Philippus Cancellarius, French theologist/poet (Summa Cum Laude), dies on this day in history.