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Historical Events In December - 24

Monday, 28 September 2020

0427  On this day in history archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople  

0563  The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes on this day in history.  

0640  On this day in history john IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope  

1046  Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected on December - 24.  

1069  On December - 24 godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies  

1167  On this day in history the birth of John I, King of England, responsible for signing the Magna Carta  

1167  On this day in history john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)  

1294  Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII on December - 24.  

1380  John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on December - 24.  

1453  On December - 24 john Dunstable, English composer, dies  

1475  Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537) on this day in history.  

1476  400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy on this day in history.  

1515  On this day in history thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor  

1524  Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55 on December - 24.  

1541  Andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61 on December - 24.  

1548  Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on this day in history.  

1564  On December - 24 abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver  

1565  Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition on December - 24.  

1568  On December - 24 uprising of Morisco's in Granada  

1584  On this day in history basque whaler Joanes de Echaniz dictates his last will and testament at Carol's Cove, near Red Bay Labrador, it is the oldest surviving will in Canadian history.  

1593  On December - 24 storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed  

1651  John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope on December - 24.  

1653  On this day in history georg Motz, composer  

1660  Mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29 on December - 24.  

1679  On this day in history domenico Natale Sarro, composer  

1689  On December - 24 french van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian  

1707  Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78 on December - 24.  

1714  Rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery) on December - 24.  

1715  On this day in history swedish troops occupy Norway  

1716  On this day in history patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council  

1719  On this day in history johann Christoph Altnikol, composer  

1724  On December - 24 benjamin Franklin arrives in London  

1726  Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on this day in history.  

1745  On December - 24 benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep)  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0003  On this day in history birth of galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69)  

1167  John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) was born on this day in history.  

1389  On December - 24 birth of john VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)  

1475  On December - 24 birth of thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)  

1491  Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556) was born on December - 24.  

1508  On December - 24 birth of pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567)  

1564  On this day in history birth of abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver  

1588  Constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0427  On December - 24 death of archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople  

1069  On this day in history godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies  

1257  On this day in history death of john I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218)  

1380  On this day in history john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies  

1453  John Dunstable, English composer, dies on this day in history.  

1524  On December - 24 vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55  

1541  On this day in history andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61  

1548  Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on this day in history.  

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