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Historical Events In December - 18

Saturday, 08 May 2021

0468  Huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita on this day in history.  

0821  On this day in history theodulf, Bishop of Orléans  

1118  On this day in history aragon's Alfonso the Battler takes Saragossa December 18 from the Almoravid king Ali ibn-Yusuf, whose father defeated Castile's Alfonso VI in 1086  

1118  On this day in history alfonso van Aragon occupies Saragossa on Almoraviden  

1133  On this day in history hildebert, French writer  

1271  Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan" (元 yuán), officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of China on December - 18.  

1352  Etienne Aubert elected as Pope Innocentius VI on this day in history.  

1406  On this day in history anton van Bourgondies becomes duke of Brabant  

1505  On this day in history john IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed  

1562  Philipp Dulichius, composer on December - 18.  

1565  Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1569  On December - 18 jakob Hassler, composer  

1577  On this day in history anna, duchess of Saxon/wife of prince Willem of Orange, dies at 32  

1597  On December - 18 barbara Blomberg, German mistress of emperor Karel, dies at 67  

1603  On this day in history admiral Steven van der Haghens fleet departs to East-Indies  

1610  On December - 18 charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist  

1621  English parliament accept unanimously, Protestation on this day in history.  

1633  On December - 18 adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised  

1633  On this day in history theodoor Galle, Flemish engraver, buried at 62  

1635  On December - 18 antonius Matthaeus, Dutch lawyer/historian  

1638  Le Pere Joseph, French mystic, dies on this day in history.  

1651  On December - 18 francisco the Melo, Portuguese/Spanish earl of Assumar, dies at 54  

1661  On this day in history the "S.S.Elizabeth" of Burntisland lost off the English coast with the Scottish records aboard, being returned from London to which they had been taken by Oliver Cromwell.  

1667  On this day in history wenzel Ludwig von Radolt, composer  

1707  On this day in history charles Wesley, co-founder (Methodist movement)  

1709  Elizabeth, empress of Russia (to Peter the Great & Catherine I) on December - 18.  

1710  Peter Codde, apostile vicar (1688-1704), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1719  Thomas Fleet publishes "Mother Goose's Melodies For Children" on December - 18.  

1732  Johann Valentin Eckelt, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1734  Jean-Baptiste Rey, composer on December - 18.  

1737  Antonio Stradivari, world-famous violin maker, dies in Cremona, Italy on this day in history.  

1737  On this day in history antonio Stradivari, renowned violin-maker, dies in Cremona Italy at 93  

1745  On this day in history skirmish at Clifton where retreating Jacobite forces under Lord George Murray, defeated General Bland's Hanoverian troops. The last battle to be fought on English soil.  

1751  On this day in history kilian I von Dientzenhofer, builder (Nepomukkerk, Prague), dies at 62  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1507  On December - 18 birth of Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)  

1562  Philipp Dulichius, composer was born on this day in history.  

1569  On December - 18 birth of jakob Hassler, composer  

1602  On December - 18 birth of simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)  

1610  Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist was born on this day in history.  

1620  On this day in history birth of heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)  

1633  Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised was born on this day in history.  

1633  Willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised was born on December - 18.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0468  Death of Huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita on December - 18.  

0821  On December - 18 death of theodulf, Bishop of Orléans  

1133  On December - 18 death of hildebert, French writer  

1290  Death of King Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240) on December - 18.  

1442  Death of Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371) on December - 18.  

1495  Death of King Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448) on December - 18.  

1505  Death of John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed on December - 18.  

1565  Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62 on December - 18.  

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