1377 Jianwen Emperor of China (d. 1402) was born on this day in history.
1443 Pope Julius II (d. 1513) was born on this day in history.
1495 Nicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish grammarian (d. 1542) was born on December - 05.
1537 Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1597) was born on December - 05.
1539 On December - 05 birth of fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian (d. 1604)
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 this day in history.
1661 Robert Haley, earl of Oxford/English premier (Whig, 1710-14) was born on December - 05.
0749 On this day in history death of saint John of Damascus, theologian
1082 Death of Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona on December - 05.
1212 Derek II of Are, Bishop of Utrecht (1197-1212), dies on December - 05.
1244 On December - 05 johanna of Constantinople, countess of Flanders (1205-44), dies
1355 Jan III, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies on this day in history.
1560 Francois II, King of France (1559-60), dies at 16 on December - 05.
1570 On this day in history death of johan Friis, Danish statesman (b. 1494)
1594 On December - 05 gerardus Mercator, Flemish philosopher/cartographer, dies at 82