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Historical Events In December - 06

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

0343  Saint Nicholas on this day in history.  

0963  Leo VIII elected Pope on this day in history.  

1060  Béla I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary on this day in history.  

1160  Jean Bodels "Jeu de St Nicholas," premieres in Arras on December - 06.  

1185  Afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1196  On this day in history northern Dutch coast flooded, "Saint-Nicolaas Flood"  

1240  On this day in history mongols under Batu Khan occupy & destroy Kiev  

1352  On December - 06 clement VI, [Pierre Roger], Pope (1342-52), dies  

1421  Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 1470-71) on December - 06.  

1424  Don Alfonso V of Aragon grants Barcelona the right to exclude Jews on December - 06.  

1491  On this day in history king Charles VIII of France marries Anna of Bretagne  

1492  Christopher Columbus discovers Hispaniola, later changed to Haiti on this day in history.  

1492  Haiti discovered by Columbus, at Mole Saint Nicolas on December - 06.  

1527  Pope Clemens VII fleas to Orvieto on this day in history.  

1531  On this day in history john Volkertsz Trimaker, Dutch anabaptist leader, beheaded  

1534  On December - 06 quito, Ecuador founded by Spanish  

1550  On December - 06 orazio Tiberio Vecchi, composer  

1550  Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter, dies at 48 on December - 06.  

1562  Jan van Scorel, Dutch painter/architect, dies on this day in history.  

1598  Elbertus Leoninus, Dutch lawyer/politician, dies at about 78 on December - 06.  

1608  George Monck/Monk, English general/gov of Scotland on December - 06.  

1631  The first predicted transit of Venus (Kepler) is observed on this day in history.  

1631  1st predicted transit of Venus (Kepler) is observed on this day in history.  

1640  Matthijs Elsevier, Flemish/Dutch book publisher/merchant, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1641  Don Francisco de Mello appointed land guardian of South Netherlands on this day in history.  

1648  Pride's Purge: Thomas Pride prevents 96 presbyterians from sitting in English parliament on this day in history.  

1651  Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1658  Gracian, writer, dies on December - 06.  

1723  Emperor Karel VI's Pragmatic Sanctie declares Constitution on December - 06.  

1731  S von Laroche, writer on this day in history.  

1732  On December - 06 1st play in American colonies acted by professional players, NYC  

1732  Warren Hastings, England, 1st governor-General of India (1773-84) on this day in history.  

1743  On December - 06 franz Nikolaus Novotny, composer  

1745  Charles Edward Stewart and the Jacobite Army retreated from Derby, England on December - 06.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 06

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0846  On December - 06 birth of hasan al-Askari, Shia Imam (d. 874)  

1285  King Ferdinand IV of Castile (d. 1312) was born on this day in history.  

1421  On December - 06 birth of henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 1470-71)  

1478  On December - 06 birth of baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and author (d. 1529)  

1550  On this day in history birth of orazio Tiberio Vecchi, composer  

1586  On this day in history birth of niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer (d. 1670)  

1608  On this day in history birth of george Monck/Monk, English general/gov of Scotland  

1637  On this day in history birth of sir Edmund Andros, English governor in North America (d. 1714)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 06

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0343  On this day in history death of saint Nicholas  

1185  Afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85), dies at 76 on December - 06.  

1352  On this day in history clement VI, [Pierre Roger], Pope (1342-52), dies  

1531  On December - 06 death of john Volkertsz Trimaker, Dutch anabaptist leader, beheaded  

1550  On December - 06 pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter, dies at 48  

1562  On December - 06 jan van Scorel, Dutch painter/architect, dies  

1598  Elbertus Leoninus, Dutch lawyer/politician, dies at about 78 on December - 06.  

1618  On December - 06 death of jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (b. 1556)  

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