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 Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92) was born on December - 21.
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 Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer was born on December - 21.
1628 On December - 21 birth of samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer
0072 Death of Thomas the Apostle on December - 21.
0918 On December - 21 conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies
1295 Death of Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221) on this day in history.
1308 Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies on this day in history.
1375 Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1579 On this day in history death of vicente Masip, Spanish painter