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Historical Events In December - 24

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

0427  Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on December - 24.  

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

0640  On December - 24 john IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope  

1046  Pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected on this day in history.  

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

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

1167  John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) on December - 24.  

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

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.  

1475  On this day in history thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)  

1476  On December - 24 400 Burgundy soldiers freeze to death during siege of Nancy  

1515  Thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor on this day in history.  

1524  On this day in history 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  On this day in history maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies  

1564  Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver on December - 24.  

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

1568  Uprising of Morisco's in Granada on December - 24.  

1584  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 on December - 24.  

1593  Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed on December - 24.  

1651  John van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope on this day in history.  

1653  On this day in history georg Motz, composer  

1660  On December - 24 mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29  

1679  On this day in history domenico Natale Sarro, composer  

1689  French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian on December - 24.  

1707  Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1714  On December - 24 rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)  

1715  On this day in history swedish troops occupy Norway  

1716  On December - 24 patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council  

1719  On December - 24 johann Christoph Altnikol, composer  

1724  On December - 24 benjamin Franklin arrives in London  

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

1745  Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0003  On December - 24 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  John VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442) was born on this day in history.  

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

1491  On this day in history birth of ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556)  

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  On this day in history birth of constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0427  Death of Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on December - 24.  

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

1257  Death of John I, Count of Hainaut (b. 1218) on this day in history.  

1380  On December - 24 john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies  

1453  John Dunstable, English composer, dies on December - 24.  

1524  On this day in history vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55  

1541  On December - 24 andreas R Bodenstein von Carlstadt, radical Lutheran, dies at about 61  

1548  Maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies on December - 24.  

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