1508 On December - 08 birth of gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer
1574 Maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1616) was born on December - 08.
1626 On December - 08 birth of christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic
1678 On this day in history birth of horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat (d. 1757)
1699 Maria Josepha of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1757) was born on December - 08.
1704 Anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi) was born on this day in history.
1708 On December - 08 birth of francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)
1715 John Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery) was born on this day in history.
0644 Death of Omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered on this day in history.
0899 On December - 08 arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies
1292 John Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62 on December - 08.
1587 Death of Mary, Queen of Scots (1560-1587), executed on December - 08.
1596 On December - 08 death of luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico
1626 Death of John Davies, English poet (b. 1569) on this day in history.
1632 Death of Philippe van Lansberge, Flemish astronomer (b. 1561) on December - 08.
1643 On this day in history john Pym, English House of Commons member, dies at about 59