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Historical Events For December - 24

Saturday, 27 May 2017

0427  On December - 24 archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople  

0563  On December - 24 the Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes.  

0640  John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 24.  

1046  Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected on December - 24.  

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

1167  On this day in history the birth of John I, King of England, responsible for signing the Magna Carta  

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

1294  Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII on December - 24.  

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

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

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

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

1515  Thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor on December - 24.  

1524  Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55 on this day in history.  

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  Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver on this day in history.  

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

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

1584  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 on this day in history.  

1593  On this day in history storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed  

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

1653  On December - 24 georg Motz, composer  

1660  On this day in history mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29  

1679  On this day in history domenico Natale Sarro, composer  

1689  On this day in history french van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian  

1707  Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1714  Rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery) on this day in history.  

1715  Swedish troops occupy Norway on this day in history.  

1716  On December - 24 patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council  

1719  On this day in history johann Christoph Altnikol, composer  

1724  On December - 24 benjamin Franklin arrives in London  

1726  On December - 24 johann Ernst Hartmann, composer  

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  On this day in history birth of galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69)  

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

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  Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556) was born on this day in history.  

1508  Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567) was born on December - 24.  

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  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 December - 24 death of john I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218)  

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

1453  John Dunstable, English composer, dies on this day in history.  

1524  On this day in history vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55  

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.  

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