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Historical Events In December - 11

Sunday, 17 January 2021

0359  Honoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office on December - 11.  

0384  St Damasus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 11.  

0384  On this day in history pope Damasus I  

0711  Justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42 on this day in history.  

1282  On this day in history llywelyn ab Gruffydd, monarch of North Wales (1246-77), dies  

1419  Heretic Nicolaas Serrurier exiled from Florence on this day in history.  

1475  Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1513-21) on this day in history.  

1477  On this day in history duchess Maria van Bourgondie ends Great Privilegie  

1524  Henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake on December - 11.  

1566  On December - 11 manuel Cardoso, composer  

1572  On this day in history spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem  

1573  Alardus/Eilard de Waterlant, duke of Alva, hanged on this day in history.  

1582  On December - 11 fernando Alvarez de Toledo, marquis of Soria, dies at about 75  

1595  On this day in history philip III van Croij, prince of Chimay/general, dies at 69  

1602  A surprise attack by forces under the command of the Duke of Savoy and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva. Commemorations/celebrations on Fête de l'Escalade are usually held on December 11 or the closest weekend on this day in history.  

1610  On December - 11 adam Elsheimer, German painter/cartoonist/etcher, buried at 32  

1618  Russia & Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino on December - 11.  

1620  On December - 11 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12/21 NS)  

1665  On December - 11 "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi festival in Smyrna  

1676  Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer on December - 11.  

1686  Louis II Condé, duke of Bourbon, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1688  On December - 11 king James II arrested  

1710  On this day in history battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers)  

1712  On December - 11 francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia)  

1718  Battle at Frederikshall Norway on December - 11.  

1718  On December - 11 charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718), shot dead  

1719  First recorded display of Aurora Borealis in US (New England) on December - 11.  

1719  On December - 11 1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in US (New England)  

1730  On December - 11 voltaire's "Brutus," premieres in Paris  

1748  Ewald G von Kleist, German lawyer/inventor of condensator, dies at 55 on December - 11.  

1756  Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king, dies on December - 11.  

1757  On December - 11 charles Wesley, composer  

1758  On December - 11 carl Friedrich Zelter, composer  

1781  On December - 11 david Brewster, Scotland, physicist/inventor (kaleidoscope)  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 11

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1465  Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489) was born on December - 11.  

1475  Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1513-21) was born on this day in history.  

1475  Pope Leo X (d. 1521) was born on this day in history.  

1566  Manuel Cardoso, composer was born on December - 11.  

1676  Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer was born on December - 11.  

1709  On this day in history birth of louise Elisabeth of Orléans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1742)  

1712  Francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia) was born on December - 11.  

1725  On this day in history birth of george Mason, American statesman (d. 1792)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0384  Death of Pope Damasus I on this day in history.  

0711  Justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42 on this day in history.  

1121  On December - 11 death of al-Afdal Shahanshah, Caliph of Egypt (b. 1066)  

1226  On this day in history death of robert de Ros, English politician (b. 1177)  

1282  Llywelyn ab Gruffydd, monarch of North Wales (1246-77), dies on this day in history.  

1282  On December - 11 death of llywelyn the Last (b. c.1228), the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales.  

1524  Death of Henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake on this day in history.  

1532  Death of Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1455) on this day in history.  

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