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Historical Events In December - 24

Friday, 15 January 2021

0427  Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on December - 24.  

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 December - 24 john IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope  

1046  On this day in history pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected  

1069  On this day in history 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  John "without a land", king of England (1199-1216) on this day in history.  

1294  On December - 24 cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII  

1380  John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on this day in history.  

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

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 December - 24.  

1515  On December - 24 thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor  

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

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

1565  On December - 24 compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition  

1568  Uprising of Morisco's in Granada on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1593  Storm hits Texel: 40 ships hit, 500 killed on this day in history.  

1651  On this day in history john van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope  

1653  On December - 24 georg Motz, composer  

1660  Mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29 on this day in history.  

1679  Domenico Natale Sarro, composer on December - 24.  

1689  On this day in history french van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian  

1707  On December - 24 noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78  

1714  On this day in history rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian's literary (1st European Lottery)  

1715  On December - 24 swedish troops occupy Norway  

1716  Patrice F earl De Neney, South Netherlands chairman of Secret Council on December - 24.  

1719  On this day in history johann Christoph Altnikol, composer  

1724  Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on this day in history.  

1726  Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer on December - 24.  

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  Galba, Roman Emperor (d. 69) was born on December - 24.  

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 December - 24.  

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

1491  Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556) was born on this day in history.  

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

1564  Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver was born on this day in history.  

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 December - 24.  

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

1453  On this day in history john Dunstable, English composer, dies  

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

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

1548  On December - 24 maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies  

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