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Historical Events In December - 06

Friday, 14 May 2021

0343  Saint Nicholas on December - 06.  

0963  On December - 06 leo VIII elected Pope  

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

1160  On this day in history jean Bodels "Jeu de St Nicholas," premieres in Arras  

1185  On December - 06 afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85), dies at 76  

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

1240  Mongols under Batu Khan occupy & destroy Kiev on December - 06.  

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

1421  On this day in history henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 1470-71)  

1424  Don Alfonso V of Aragon grants Barcelona the right to exclude Jews on this day in history.  

1491  King Charles VIII of France marries Anna of Bretagne on December - 06.  

1492  Christopher Columbus discovers Hispaniola, later changed to Haiti on December - 06.  

1492  On this day in history haiti discovered by Columbus, at Mole Saint Nicolas  

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

1531  John Volkertsz Trimaker, Dutch anabaptist leader, beheaded on this day in history.  

1534  Quito, Ecuador founded by Spanish on December - 06.  

1550  On this day in history 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  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  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  On December - 06 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  Gracian, writer, dies on December - 06.  

1723  On December - 06 emperor Karel VI's Pragmatic Sanctie declares Constitution  

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 December - 06.  

1743  On December - 06 franz Nikolaus Novotny, composer  

1745  On this day in history charles Edward Stewart and the Jacobite Army retreated from Derby, England.  

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

1478  On this day in history birth of baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and author (d. 1529)  

1550  Orazio Tiberio Vecchi, composer was born on December - 06.  

1586  Niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer (d. 1670) was born on December - 06.  

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

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  On December - 06 death of saint Nicholas  

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

1352  Clement VI, [Pierre Roger], Pope (1342-52), dies on December - 06.  

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

1550  On this day in history pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter, dies at 48  

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

1598  On this day in history elbertus Leoninus, Dutch lawyer/politician, dies at about 78  

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

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