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Historical Events In December - 24

Sunday, 17 October 2021

0427  On December - 24 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 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 December - 24.  

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

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

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

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

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

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 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  

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

1565  Compromise of the Nobles closes against inquisition on this day in history.  

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  On December - 24 john van Riebeeck departs to Cape of Good Hope  

1653  Georg Motz, composer on this day in history.  

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

1679  Domenico Natale Sarro, composer on this day in history.  

1689  French van Mieris "the Young", Dutch painter/historian on this day in history.  

1707  On this day in history noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78  

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

1715  On December - 24 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  Benjamin Franklin arrives in London on this day in history.  

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

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 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  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 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  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  On December - 24 death of archbishop Sisinnius I of Constantinople  

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

1257  On December - 24 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  On this day in history john Dunstable, English composer, dies  

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  

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