1095 On December - 22 birth of roger II of Sicily, King of Sicily (d. 1154)
1178 On this day in history birth of emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185)
1400 Luca della Robbia, Italy, sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden) was born on this day in history.
1428 On this day in history birth of richard Neville Warwick, 2nd earl of Salisbury
1452 Jakob Obrecht, Brabant, composer was born on December - 22.
1459 Djem Sultan, son of Turks sultan Mehmed II was born on this day in history.
1515 Mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland was born on December - 22.
1523 On this day in history birth of charles "Cardinal" of Bourbon, archbishop Rouen
1100 Death of Duke Bretislaus II of Bohemia on this day in history.
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 Death of Bluebeard, pirate, executed on December - 22.
1550 Death of Richard Plantagenet (Richard of Eastwell) possibly a son of Richard III on December - 22.
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 this day in history.
1660 On this day in history death of andré Tacquet, Flemish mathematician (b. 1612)