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