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Historical Events In December - 20

Monday, 19 April 2021

0069  On this day in history general Vespasianus occupies Rome  

0069  On December - 20 aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered  

0217  Pope Zephyrinus on this day in history.  

0860  King Ethelbald of Wessex on December - 20.  

0910  Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on this day in history.  

1046  On this day in history synod of Sutri: German king Henry III removes Popes Gregory VI  

1073  On this day in history domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies  

1192  Richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna on December - 20.  

1355  Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies on this day in history.  

1448  Pope Nicolaas V named Utrechts bishop Rudolf of Diepholt, cardinal on this day in history.  

1494  On this day in history matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  

1522  On December - 20 suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta.  

1524  Thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician on this day in history.  

1539  Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer on December - 20.  

1539  Johannes Lupi, Flemish composer on December - 20.  

1579  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) on this day in history.  

1585  On this day in history english fleet & earl Robert Dudley van Leicester reach Vlissingen  

1594  On December - 20 giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  

1600  On December - 20 ottario Rinuccini/Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published  

1606  On this day in history virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown  

1606  Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown Va on this day in history.  

1606  On December - 20 christoph Schultze, composer  

1626  On this day in history emperor Ferdinand II/Transylvanian monarch Gabor Betlen signs Peace of Pressburg  

1629  On December - 20 pieter de Hoogh, Dutch painter  

1632  Nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed on December - 20.  

1659  On December - 20 francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer/statesman  

1661  Corporation Act enforced in England on December - 20.  

1669  First jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection and sentenced to flogging, branding and slavery on this day in history.  

1669  On December - 20 1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection & sentenced to flogging, branding & slavery  

1676  On December - 20 john Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, dies at 76  

1679  Johan Maurits, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1688  On this day in history prince Willem III's troops pull into London  

1694  On December - 20 frederik van Brandenburg flees Schweiben  

1699  On this day in history peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed-Sept 1 to Jan 1  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  On December - 20 birth of oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)  

1537  On this day in history birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

1539  Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer was born on this day in history.  

1566  Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612) was born on December - 20.  

1579  On this day in history birth of john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)  

1594  Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer was born on December - 20.  

1606  On December - 20 birth of christoph Schultze, composer  

1626  On this day in history birth of veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  On December - 20 death of aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered  

0217  Death of Pope Zephyrinus on December - 20.  

0860  On December - 20 death of king Ethelbald of Wessex  

0910  Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on this day in history.  

1022  Death of Elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996) on this day in history.  

1073  Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies on December - 20.  

1355  Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies on this day in history.  

1494  Death of Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet on this day in history.  

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