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Historical Events In December - 06

Friday, 26 February 2021

0343  On December - 06 saint Nicholas  

0963  On December - 06 leo VIII elected Pope  

1060  On December - 06 béla I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary  

1160  Jean Bodels "Jeu de St Nicholas," premieres in Arras on this day in history.  

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

1196  On December - 06 northern Dutch coast flooded, "Saint-Nicolaas Flood"  

1240  Mongols under Batu Khan occupy & destroy Kiev on this day in history.  

1352  Clement VI, [Pierre Roger], Pope (1342-52), dies on this day in history.  

1421  Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 1470-71) on this day in history.  

1424  On December - 06 don Alfonso V of Aragon grants Barcelona the right to exclude Jews  

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 this day in history.  

1527  On this day in history pope Clemens VII fleas to Orvieto  

1531  John Volkertsz Trimaker, Dutch anabaptist leader, beheaded on December - 06.  

1534  Quito, Ecuador founded by Spanish on this day in history.  

1550  On this day in history orazio Tiberio Vecchi, composer  

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

1562  Jan van Scorel, Dutch painter/architect, dies on December - 06.  

1598  On December - 06 elbertus Leoninus, Dutch lawyer/politician, dies at about 78  

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

1631  On December - 06 the first predicted transit of Venus (Kepler) is observed  

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

1640  On this day in history matthijs Elsevier, Flemish/Dutch book publisher/merchant, dies at 75  

1641  Don Francisco de Mello appointed land guardian of South Netherlands on December - 06.  

1648  Pride's Purge: Thomas Pride prevents 96 presbyterians from sitting in English parliament on December - 06.  

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

1658  On this day in history gracian, writer, dies  

1723  Emperor Karel VI's Pragmatic Sanctie declares Constitution on this day in history.  

1731  On this day in history s von Laroche, writer  

1732  On this day in history 1st play in American colonies acted by professional players, NYC  

1732  Warren Hastings, England, 1st governor-General of India (1773-84) on December - 06.  

1743  On this day in history 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  Hasan al-Askari, Shia Imam (d. 874) was born on December - 06.  

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

1421  Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 1470-71) was born on this day in history.  

1478  Baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and author (d. 1529) was born on December - 06.  

1550  Orazio Tiberio Vecchi, composer was born on this day in history.  

1586  Niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer (d. 1670) was born on this day in history.  

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

1637  Sir Edmund Andros, English governor in North America (d. 1714) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 06

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0343  Death of Saint Nicholas on this day in history.  

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

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

1531  Death of John Volkertsz Trimaker, Dutch anabaptist leader, beheaded on December - 06.  

1550  Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1562  On this day in history jan van Scorel, Dutch painter/architect, dies  

1598  On December - 06 elbertus Leoninus, Dutch lawyer/politician, dies at about 78  

1618  Death of Jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (b. 1556) on December - 06.  

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