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Historical Events For December - 24

Tuesday, 06 December 2016

0427  Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on this day in history.  

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 this day in history pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected  

1069  Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on December - 24.  

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

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 this day in history john Dunstable, English composer, dies  

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1475  On December - 24 thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)  

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

1515  On December - 24 thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor  

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 December - 24.  

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  Uprising of Morisco's in Granada on December - 24.  

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 December - 24.  

1593  Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed on this day in history.  

1651  John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope on this day in history.  

1653  Georg Motz, composer on this day in history.  

1660  On December - 24 mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29  

1679  Domenico Natale Sarro, composer on December - 24.  

1689  On December - 24 french van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian  

1707  Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78 on December - 24.  

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

1715  Swedish troops occupy Norway on December - 24.  

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 this day in history 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 December - 24.  

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

1389  On this day in history 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 December - 24 birth of ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556)  

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

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

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 this day in history death of archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople  

1069  Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on December - 24.  

1257  Death of John I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218) on December - 24.  

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

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

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 December - 24.  

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

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