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Historical Events Happened In December - 24

Monday, 26 September 2016

0427  On this day in history archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople  

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

0640  On this day in history john IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope  

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

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 December - 24.  

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

1294  On December - 24 cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII  

1380  John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on December - 24.  

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

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

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

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

1524  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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

1565  Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition on this day in history.  

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

1584  On December - 24 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  On this day in history storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed  

1651  On December - 24 john van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope  

1653  Georg Motz, composer on this day in history.  

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

1679  On December - 24 domenico Natale Sarro, composer  

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

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

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

1715  Swedish troops occupy Norway on December - 24.  

1716  On this day in history patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council  

1719  Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer on December - 24.  

1724  On this day in history 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 December - 24 birth of galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69)  

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

1389  On this day in history birth of john VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1588  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1257  On December - 24 death of john I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218)  

1380  On December - 24 john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies  

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

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

1541  On this day in history andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61  

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

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