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Historical Events Happened In December - 24

Monday, 31 August 2015

0427  Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on December - 24.  

0563  The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes on this day in history.  

0640  John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.  

1046  On December - 24 pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected  

1069  Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on this day in history.  

1167  The birth of John I, King of England, responsible for signing the Magna Carta on December - 24.  

1167  John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) on December - 24.  

1294  On this day in history cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII  

1380  John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on this day in history.  

1453  On December - 24 john Dunstable, English composer, dies  

1475  Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) on December - 24.  

1476  400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy on December - 24.  

1515  On this day in history thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor  

1524  Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55 on December - 24.  

1541  On December - 24 andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61  

1548  Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on December - 24.  

1564  Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver on December - 24.  

1565  On this day in history compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition  

1568  Uprising of Morisco's in Granada on this day in history.  

1584  On this day in history basque whaler Joanes de Echaniz dictates his last will and testament at Carol's Cove, near Red Bay Labrador, it is the oldest surviving will in Canadian history.  

1593  Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed on December - 24.  

1651  On this day in history john van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope  

1653  On December - 24 georg Motz, composer  

1660  Mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29 on December - 24.  

1679  On this day in history domenico Natale Sarro, composer  

1689  French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian on December - 24.  

1707  On December - 24 noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78  

1714  On December - 24 rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)  

1715  On this day in history swedish troops occupy Norway  

1716  Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council on December - 24.  

1719  Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer on December - 24.  

1724  Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on December - 24.  

1726  Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on this day in history.  

1745  Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on December - 24.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0003  On December - 24 birth of galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69)  

1167  On this day in history birth of john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)  

1389  On December - 24 birth of john VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)  

1475  On this day in history birth of thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)  

1491  On this day in history birth of ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556)  

1508  On this day in history birth of pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567)  

1564  On this day in history birth of abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver  

1588  Constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631) was born on December - 24.  

Famous Deaths In December - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0427  On December - 24 death of archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople  

1069  On December - 24 godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies  

1257  On this day in history death of john I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218)  

1380  John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on this day in history.  

1453  John Dunstable, English composer, dies on December - 24.  

1524  Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55 on December - 24.  

1541  Andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61 on December - 24.  

1548  Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on this day in history.  

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