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Historical Events In December - 24

Friday, 03 July 2020

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 December - 24.  

0640  John IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.  

1046  On December - 24 pope Clement II, [Suitger] elected  

1069  On December - 24 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  On this day in history john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)  

1294  Cardinal Benedetto Gaetani chosen as Pope Boniface VIII on this day in history.  

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

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

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  Thomas Wolsey appointed English Lord Chancellor on December - 24.  

1524  On December - 24 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 this day in history.  

1548  On this day in history maximilian of Egmond, Dutch count/stadholder of Frisia, dies  

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

1565  On this day in history compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition  

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

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

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

1653  Georg Motz, composer on this day in history.  

1660  On this day in history mary I Henriette Stuart, queen of England, dies at 29  

1679  On December - 24 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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1724  On this day in history benjamin Franklin arrives in London  

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

1745  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1167  On December - 24 birth of john "without a land", king of England (1199-1216)  

1389  John VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442) was born on December - 24.  

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

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 December - 24 birth of abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver  

1588  Constance of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1631) was born on December - 24.  

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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 this day in history.  

1069  On this day in history 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 this day in history john von Neumarkt, German bishop/Chancellor Karel IV, dies  

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  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  

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