1443 Pope Julius II, (1503-13), patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael was born on this day in history.
1555 On this day in history birth of heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (d. 1625)
1580 On December - 04 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 this day in history.
1646 On this day in history birth of alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France (d. 1730)
1660 On December - 04 birth of andre Campra, composer
1667 Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, composer was born on December - 04.
0765 Death of Jafar Sadiq, Shia Imam (b. 702) on this day in history.
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 December - 04 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 this day in history.
1182 On this day in history henry, earl of Gelre/Zutphen (1141/79-82), dies
1214 Death of William I of Scotland on this day in history.