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Historical Events In December - 21

Sunday, 07 March 2021

0072  Thomas the Apostle on this day in history.  

0918  Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on this day in history.  

1117  On December - 21 thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury  

1163  Hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods on December - 21.  

1295  On December - 21 marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221)  

1308  On this day in history henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies  

1375  Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on December - 21.  

1401  On this day in history the birth of Masaccio, 'Florentine' painter  

1518  On December - 21 mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician  

1537  On this day in history johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)  

1561  Archbishop Granvelle installed on December - 21.  

1579  Vicente Masip, Spanish painter on this day in history.  

1582  Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583 on December - 21.  

1597  On December - 21 petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76  

1598  On December - 21 battle of Curalaba: The revolting Mapuche, led by cacique Pelentaru, inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile; all Spanish cities south of the Biobio river are eventually taken by the Mapuches, and all conquest of Mapuche territories by Europeans practically ceases, until the 1870s "Pacification of Araucania".  

1616  On this day in history pietro Andrea Ziani, composer  

1620  On this day in history the Mayflower lands at Plymouth, Massachusetts  

1620  103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11] on this day in history.  

1628  Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer on this day in history.  

1639  Jean Racin, writer on December - 21.  

1650  On December - 21 johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht  

1674  On this day in history rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66  

1688  On December - 21 pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham  

1728  Hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer on this day in history.  

1734  Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1736  On December - 21 alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45  

1755  Caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1756  On December - 21 thomas Anton Kunz, composer  

1762  On December - 21 james Cook marries Elizabeth Batts  

1784  On December - 21 john Jay becomes 1st US secretary of state (foreign affairs)  

1788  Hue Tay Son becomes emperor Quang Trung of Vietnam on December - 21.  

1800  On December - 21 barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876  

1803  The Middlesex Canal opens to connect the Merrimack River with Boston Harbor on December - 21.  

1804  The birth of Benjamin Disraeli, British politician on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 21

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1117  On December - 21 birth of thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury  

1401  Tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428) was born on this day in history.  

1518  On December - 21 birth of mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician  

1537  On December - 21 birth of johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)  

1596  On December - 21 birth of petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646)  

1603  Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684) was born on this day in history.  

1616  On December - 21 birth of pietro Andrea Ziani, composer  

1628  On this day in history birth of samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer  

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Famous Deaths In December - 21

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0072  On this day in history death of thomas the Apostle  

0918  On this day in history conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies  

1295  On December - 21 death of marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221)  

1308  On December - 21 henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies  

1375  On December - 21 giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies  

1504  On this day in history death of bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442)  

1549  Death of Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492) on December - 21.  

1579  Death of Vicente Masip, Spanish painter on this day in history.  

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