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Historical Events Happened In December - 24

Monday, 28 July 2014

0427  On this day in history 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  John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.  

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 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  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  

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 this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1564  Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver on this day in history.  

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

1568  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1651  On this day in history 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  On this day in history domenico Natale Sarro, composer  

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  On this day in history swedish troops occupy Norway  

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

1719  On this day in history johann Christoph Altnikol, composer  

1724  Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on this day in history.  

1726  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1389  John VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1257  Death of John I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218) on this day in history.  

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  

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