1095 Roger II of Sicily, King of Sicily (d. 1154) was born on this day in history.
1178 Emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185) was born on this day in history.
1400 Luca della Robbia, Italy, sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden) was born on December - 22.
1428 Richard Neville Warwick, 2nd earl of Salisbury was born on December - 22.
1452 Jakob Obrecht, Brabant, composer was born on December - 22.
1459 On this day in history birth of djem Sultan, son of Turks sultan Mehmed II
1515 Mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland was born on this day in history.
1523 On December - 22 birth of charles "Cardinal" of Bourbon, archbishop Rouen
1100 Death of Duke Bretislaus II of Bohemia on December - 22.
1337 Daito Kokushi, leader of O-To-Kan Rinzai school in Japan, dies at 54 on this day in history.
1419 On December - 22 john XXIII, [Baldassare Cossa], Italian Pope (1410-15), dies
1440 On this day in history death of bluebeard, pirate, executed
1550 Death of Richard Plantagenet (Richard of Eastwell) possibly a son of Richard III on this day in history.
1603 On this day in history mehmed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603), dies at 37
1646 Death of Peter Mogila, Orthodox Metropolitan of Kiev and Galicia (b. 1596) on December - 22.
1660 Death of André Tacquet, Flemish mathematician (b. 1612) on this day in history.