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Historical Events In December - 25

Thursday, 26 May 2022

1261  John IV Lascaris of the restored Eastern Roman Empire is deposed and blinded by orders of his co-ruler Michael VIII Palaeologus on December - 25.  

1492  Columbus' ship Santa Maria docks at Dominican Republic on December - 25.  

1513  Johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70 on December - 25.  

1522  On December - 25 turkish troops occupy Rhodos  

1530  Babur, emperor of Delhi, dies on December - 25.  

1535  On this day in history french explorer Jacques Cartier and his crew celebrate Canada's first recorded Christmas at Stadacona.  

1553  Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeats the Spanish conquistadors and exetutes the governor of Chile Pedro de Valdivia on December - 25.  

1582  Zealand/Brabant adopts Gregorian calendar, yesterday was Dec 14th on December - 25.  

1583  Orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized on this day in history.  

1599  The city of Natal, Brazil is founded on this day in history.  

1601  On December - 25 jose Ximenez, composer  

1613  Johan Sigismund of Brandenburg becomes protestant on this day in history.  

1621  Gov William Bradford forbids game playing on this day on this day in history.  

1621  Gov William Bradford of Plymouth forbids game playing on Christmas on this day in history.  

1624  Angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust) on this day in history.  

1628  On December - 25 noel Coypel, French painter  

1635  Samuel de Champlain c1567-1635 dies at Quebec on Christmas Day, age 68, after stroke paralyzed him in October; on this day in history.  

1640  Pierre de Fermat writes to Marin Mersenne about Fermat's church thesis on December - 25.  

1641  Emperor Ferdinand III makes appointments with Sweden & France on this day in history.  

1642  On December - 25 the birth of Isacc Newton, English scientist  

1643  Christmas Island founded and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company vessel, the Royal Mary on this day in history.  

1646  On December - 25 harald Vallerius, composer  

1651  Massachusetts General Court ordered a fine (five shillings) for "observing any such day as Christmas" on this day in history.  

1683  On this day in history english Whig-leader duke of Monmouth flees to Holland  

1683  On this day in history kara Mustapha, Turkish grand-vizier (1676-83), executed  

1686  On this day in history giovanni Battista Somis, composer  

1688  English king James II lands in Ambleteuse, France on this day in history.  

1698  On December - 25 jacobus Houbraken, Dutch engraver/illustrator  

1711  Jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, composer on this day in history.  

1717  Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, 1000s killed on December - 25.  

1717  Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italy, Pope (1775-99) on this day in history.  

1721  William Collins, Chichester England, (Mayor-Chichester)/poet on December - 25.  

1728  On December - 25 johann Adam Hiller, composer  

1741  On this day in history astronomer Anders Celcius introduces Centigrade temperature scale  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 25

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1250  On December - 25 birth of john IV Laskaris, Byzantine Emperor (d. circa 1305)  

1461  Christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521) was born on this day in history.  

1583  On December - 25 birth of orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized  

1587  Margarita of Austria, queen of Philip III of Spain (d. 1611) was born on December - 25.  

1601  Jose Ximenez, composer was born on December - 25.  

1624  On this day in history birth of angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust)  

1628  Noel Coypel, French painter was born on December - 25.  

1646  On December - 25 birth of harald Vallerius, composer  

Famous Deaths In December - 25

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0795  Adrian I, Italian Pope (772-95), dies on December - 25.  

0820  On this day in history death of leo V, the Armenian, Byzantine gen/Emperor (813-20), murdered  

1156  Peter Venerabilis, Fr theologist/9th abbot of Cluny, dies at about 61 on December - 25.  

1249  Peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies on December - 25.  

1513  Johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70 on this day in history.  

1530  On this day in history babur, emperor of Delhi, dies  

1635  On this day in history death of samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City (b. 1567)  

1676  Death of Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609) on this day in history.  

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