1117 Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury was born on December - 21.
1401 Tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428) was born on this day in history.
1518 On this day in history birth of mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician
1537 On December - 21 birth of johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)
1596 Petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646) was born on this day in history.
1603 Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684) was born on this day in history.
1616 On this day in history birth of pietro Andrea Ziani, composer
1628 On this day in history birth of samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer
0072 On this day in history death of thomas the Apostle
0918 Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies on December - 21.
1295 On this day in history death of marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221)
1308 Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies on this day in history.
1375 On December - 21 giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies
1504 On December - 21 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 On December - 21 death of vicente Masip, Spanish painter