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Historical Events For December - 24

Thursday, 30 March 2017

0427  On December - 24 archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople  

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  On this day in history john IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope  

1046  Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected on this day in history.  

1069  On this day in history godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies  

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

1167  On December - 24 john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)  

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

1380  On this day in history john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies  

1453  On this day in history john Dunstable, English composer, dies  

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1475  Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) on this day in history.  

1476  400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy on this day in history.  

1515  Thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor 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 this day in history.  

1548  On this day in history maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies  

1564  On December - 24 abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver  

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

1568  On December - 24 uprising of Morisco's in Granada  

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 December - 24 john van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope  

1653  On this day in history georg Motz, composer  

1660  Mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29 on this day in history.  

1679  Domenico Natale Sarro, composer on December - 24.  

1689  French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian on this day in history.  

1707  On this day in history noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78  

1714  On this day in history rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)  

1715  Swedish troops occupy Norway on this day in history.  

1716  Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council on this day in history.  

1719  On December - 24 johann Christoph Altnikol, composer  

1724  On December - 24 benjamin Franklin arrives in London  

1726  Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on December - 24.  

1745  Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0003  Galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69) was born on this day in history.  

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

1389  John VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442) was born on December - 24.  

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

1491  Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556) was born on December - 24.  

1508  Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567) was born on this day in history.  

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

1588  On December - 24 birth of constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0427  Death of Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on December - 24.  

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

1257  On December - 24 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  On December - 24 vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55  

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

1548  On this day in history maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies  

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