1507 On this day in history birth of Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)
1562 On this day in history birth of philipp Dulichius, composer
1569 Jakob Hassler, composer was born on December - 18.
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 December - 18.
1620 Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668) was born on this day in history.
1633 On this day in history birth of adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised
1633 On this day in history birth of willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised
0468 Death of Huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita on this day in history.
0821 Death of Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans on December - 18.
1133 Death of Hildebert, French writer on December - 18.
1290 On this day in history death of king Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240)
1442 Death of Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371) on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1565 On December - 18 benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62