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Historical Events In December - 06

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

0343  On December - 06 saint Nicholas  

0963  On this day in history leo VIII elected Pope  

1060  On this day in history béla I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary  

1160  On December - 06 jean Bodels "Jeu de St Nicholas," premieres in Arras  

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

1196  Northern Dutch coast flooded, "Saint-Nicolaas Flood" on December - 06.  

1240  On December - 06 mongols under Batu Khan occupy & destroy Kiev  

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

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

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  On this day in history quito, Ecuador founded by Spanish  

1550  On December - 06 orazio Tiberio Vecchi, composer  

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 this day in history.  

1608  On December - 06 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  On this day in history pride's Purge: Thomas Pride prevents 96 presbyterians from sitting in English parliament  

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

1658  On this day in history gracian, writer, dies  

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

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

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

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  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  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 December - 06.  

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  On December - 06 birth of niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer (d. 1670)  

1608  On December - 06 birth of george Monck/Monk, English general/gov of Scotland  

1637  Sir Edmund Andros, English governor in North America (d. 1714) was born on December - 06.  

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

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

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

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  

1618  Death of Jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (b. 1556) on this day in history.  

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