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Historical Events For December - 24

Monday, 24 July 2017

0427  Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on December - 24.  

0563  On December - 24 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  On this day in history godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies  

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 this day in history.  

1294  Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII on this day in history.  

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

1453  John Dunstable, English composer, dies on December - 24.  

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

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

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

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  On December - 24 maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies  

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

1565  On December - 24 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  On this day in history john van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope  

1653  On December - 24 georg Motz, composer  

1660  Mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29 on December - 24.  

1679  Domenico Natale Sarro, composer on this day in history.  

1689  French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian on December - 24.  

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

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

1715  Swedish troops occupy Norway on December - 24.  

1716  Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council on December - 24.  

1719  Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer on December - 24.  

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 December - 24.  

1167  On December - 24 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 December - 24 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  On December - 24 birth of pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567)  

1564  On December - 24 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  Death of Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on December - 24.  

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

1257  On this day in history death of john I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218)  

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

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

1524  On December - 24 vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55  

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

1548  On December - 24 maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies  

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