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Historical Events In December - 24

Friday, 19 August 2022

0427  Archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople on this day in history.  

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  Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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 December - 24.  

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

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

1515  Thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor on December - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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 December - 24.  

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

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

1653  Georg Motz, composer on December - 24.  

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

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

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

1715  Swedish troops occupy Norway on this day in history.  

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

1719  Johann Christoph Altnikol, composer on this day in history.  

1724  On this day in history benjamin Franklin arrives in London  

1726  On this day in history johann Ernst Hartmann, composer  

1745  Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Decl of Indep) on December - 24.  

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

1389  On this day in history birth of john VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)  

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

1491  On December - 24 birth of ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556)  

1508  Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567) was born on December - 24.  

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

1588  On December - 24 birth of constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631)  

Famous Deaths In December - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0427  On this day in history death of archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople  

1069  On December - 24 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  John von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies on this day in history.  

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

1524  Vasco da Gama, Portuguese explorer/viceroy of Cochin, dies at about 55 on this day in history.  

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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