1117 Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury was born on December - 21.
1401 Tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428) was born on December - 21.
1518 Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician was born on this day in history.
1537 Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92) was born on December - 21.
1596 On this day in history 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 December - 21.
1616 Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer was born on this day in history.
1628 Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer was born on December - 21.
0072 Death of Thomas the Apostle on this day in history.
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 December - 21.
1308 Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies on December - 21.
1375 On December - 21 giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies
1504 Death of Bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442) on December - 21.
1549 Death of Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492) on this day in history.
1579 On December - 21 death of vicente Masip, Spanish painter