1394 On this day in history birth of king James I of Scotland (d. 1437)
1452 Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531) was born on December - 10.
1538 Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd) was born on this day in history.
1588 Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (d. 1637) was born on December - 10.
1679 On December - 10 birth of willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders
1691 Cornelis Pronk, Dutch portrait painter/cartoonist was born on December - 10.
1741 On December - 10 birth of agatha "Aagje" Deken, Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children)
1750 On December - 10 birth of tipu Sultan, ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1799)
0949 On this day in history death of herman I, Duke of Swabia
0969 Death of Nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine co-Emperor (963-69), murdered on this day in history.
1041 On this day in history michael IV, Paphlagonicus, emperor of Byzantine, dies
1198 Death of Averroes, Arab physician and philosopher (b. 1126) on December - 10.
1490 Antoine Haneron, Bourgundy diplomat, dies at about 90 on December - 10.
1508 On December - 10 death of rené II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1451)
1524 On December - 10 death of henry van Zutphen, Dutch Augustine/Luthern minister, burned to death
1572 Death of Cornelis Musius, Dutch humanist/poet, murdered at 72 on this day in history.