1443 On December - 04 birth of pope Julius II, (1503-13), patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael
1555 Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (d. 1625) was born on this day in history.
1580 On this day in history birth of samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (d. 1626)
1584 On this day in history birth of john Cotton, Puritan clergyman in Mass Bay colony
1595 Jean Chapelain, French writer (d. 1674) was born on December - 04.
1646 On this day in history birth of alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France (d. 1730)
1660 Andre Campra, composer was born on this day in history.
1667 Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, composer was born on this day in history.
0765 On this day in history death of jafar Sadiq, Shia Imam (b. 702)
0771 Karloman II, French king of Burgundy, dies at about 20 on December - 04.
0811 Charles, eldest son of emperor Charles the Great, dies at about 39 on December - 04.
1075 On this day in history death of archbishop Anno II of Cologne
1123 On December - 04 death of omar Khayyám, Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1048)
1137 Lotharius III of Supplinburg, emperor (1125, 33-37), dies at 67 on December - 04.
1182 Henry, earl of Gelre/Zutphen (1141/79-82), dies on December - 04.
1214 On this day in history death of william I of Scotland