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Historical Events Happened In December - 23

Thursday, 24 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  On this day in history louis I, Duke of Wittelsbach  

1230  On this day in history berengaria of Navarre, queen of Richard I of England  

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

1482  Peace of Atrecht on this day in history.  

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

1502  Margaretha, English princess of Burgundy, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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

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

1568  Roger Ascham, tutor of Elizabeth I of England on this day in history.  

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

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

1582  On this day in history severo Bonini, composer  

1588  Hendrik de Guise, French leader of Catholic League, murdered at 37 on this day in history.  

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

1619  Johan Sigismund, elector of Brandenburg/duke of Prussia, dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1620  Construction on the Plymouth Settlement Begins on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history john Cotton, Mass Bay Puritan preacher, dies at 68  

1672  On this day in history giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, a satellite of Saturn  

1688  English king Jacob II flees to France on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history john Flamsteed observes Uranus without realizing it's undiscovered  

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  On this day in history birth of louis I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1231)  

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

1513  On this day in history birth of thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (d. 1577)  

1537  On this day in history birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

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

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

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

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.