1377 On December - 05 birth of jianwen Emperor of China (d. 1402)
1443 Pope Julius II (d. 1513) was born on December - 05.
1495 On December - 05 birth of nicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish grammarian (d. 1542)
1537 On this day in history birth of ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1597)
1539 On December - 05 birth of fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian (d. 1604)
1545 On December - 05 birth of janus Dousa, [Johan van de Does], Dutch politician/poet
1547 Ubbo Emmius, [van Embden], Dutch-Frisian humanist/historian was born on December - 05.
1661 On this day in history birth of robert Haley, earl of Oxford/English premier (Whig, 1710-14)
0749 On December - 05 death of saint John of Damascus, theologian
1082 Death of Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona on December - 05.
1212 On December - 05 derek II of Are, Bishop of Utrecht (1197-1212), dies
1244 Johanna of Constantinople, countess of Flanders (1205-44), dies on this day in history.
1355 On December - 05 jan III, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies
1560 Francois II, King of France (1559-60), dies at 16 on this day in history.
1570 Death of Johan Friis, Danish statesman (b. 1494) on this day in history.
1594 Gerardus Mercator, Flemish philosopher/cartographer, dies at 82 on this day in history.