Historical Events For January - 12
Sunday, 26 February 2017
0475 On January - 12 basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople.
0689 Benedict Biscop, English saint, dies on this day in history.
1049 Abu Sa'id ibn Aboa al-Chair, Persian mystic, dies at 81 on this day in history.
1167 Aelred of Hexham/Rievaulx, English abbot/saint, dies at about 56 on January - 12.
1390 On this day in history peter van Herenthals, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 67
1483 On January - 12 hendrik van Nassau-Dillenburg en Dietz, gov/viceroy of Holland
1492 On January - 12 andreas Alicatus, Italian author
1493 On this day in history last day for all Jews to leave Sicily
1519 On January - 12 maximilian I of Hapsburg, German kaiser, dies
1528 Gustav I of Sweden crowned king of Sweden on this day in history.
1537 On January - 12 lorenzo di Credi, Italian painter, dies
1552 On January - 12 dutch west coast hit by heavy storm, 100s killed
1562 Charles Emanuel I, the great, Duke of Savoy on this day in history.
1576 On January - 12 peter Scriverius, Dutch lawyer/historian
1579 On this day in history jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist, (found boiling point temperature)
1583 On January - 12 holland begins use of Gregorian calendar
1583 Holland begins use of Gregorian calendar (yesterday was 1/1/1583) on this day in history.
1588 On January - 12 john Winthrop, 1st governor (Mass Bay Colony)
1598 Pope Clement VIII seizes duchy of Ferrara on death of Alfonso on January - 12.
1599 Adrian van Utrecht, Flemish painter on January - 12.
1602 On January - 12 the birth of Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician
1628 Charles Perrault, Paris France, author (Mother Goose) on this day in history.
1638 On January - 12 ernst R Tarhemberg, Austrian fieldmarshal (Turkish Wars)
1665 Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician (Fermat therorem), dies at 63 on January - 12.
1674 Reinhard Keiser, composer on this day in history.
1674 Giacomo Carissimi, Italian bandmaster/composer (Jephta), dies at 68 on this day in history.
1684 French king Louis XIV marries Madame Maintenon on January - 12.
1701 On this day in history parts of the Netherlands adopt the Gregorian calendar
1701 On January - 12 frisia & Groningen begin use of Gregorian calendar
1711 On this day in history gaetano Latilla, composer
1715 Jacques Duphly, composer on January - 12.
1723 Handel's opera "Ottone" premieres, London on January - 12.
1729 On January - 12 the birth of Edmund Burke, British writer
1729 On January - 12 edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [OS=Jan 1]