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Historical Events In December - 06

Monday, 03 October 2022

0343  Saint Nicholas on December - 06.  

0963  On this day in history leo VIII elected Pope  

1060  BĂ©la 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 December - 06.  

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

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

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

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

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 December - 06.  

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

1534  On this day in history quito, Ecuador founded by Spanish  

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

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

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

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

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

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

1631  On December - 06 1st predicted transit of Venus (Kepler) is observed  

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

1641  On December - 06 don Francisco de Mello appointed land guardian of South Netherlands  

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

1651  On December - 06 anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess, dies at 68  

1658  On December - 06 gracian, writer, dies  

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

1731  On this day in history s von Laroche, writer  

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  Franz Nikolaus Novotny, composer on December - 06.  

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

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Famous Birthdays In December - 06

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0846  On this day in history birth of hasan al-Askari, Shia Imam (d. 874)  

1285  King Ferdinand IV of Castile (d. 1312) was born on December - 06.  

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  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.  

Famous Deaths In December - 06

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0343  On December - 06 death of saint Nicholas  

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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