1377 On December - 05 birth of jianwen Emperor of China (d. 1402)
1443 On December - 05 birth of pope Julius II (d. 1513)
1495 On December - 05 birth of nicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish grammarian (d. 1542)
1537 Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1597) was born on December - 05.
1539 Fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian (d. 1604) was born on December - 05.
1545 Janus Dousa, [Johan van de Does], Dutch politician/poet was born on December - 05.
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 Death of Saint John of Damascus, theologian on December - 05.
1082 Death of Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona on this day in history.
1212 Derek II of Are, Bishop of Utrecht (1197-1212), dies on this day in history.
1244 Johanna of Constantinople, countess of Flanders (1205-44), dies on this day in history.
1355 Jan III, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies on December - 05.
1560 On December - 05 francois II, King of France (1559-60), dies at 16
1570 On December - 05 death of johan Friis, Danish statesman (b. 1494)
1594 On December - 05 gerardus Mercator, Flemish philosopher/cartographer, dies at 82