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Historical Events In December - 25

Friday, 04 December 2020

1261  On this day in history john IV Lascaris of the restored Eastern Roman Empire is deposed and blinded by orders of his co-ruler Michael VIII Palaeologus.  

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

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

1522  Turkish troops occupy Rhodos on December - 25.  

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

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

1553  Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeats the Spanish conquistadors and exetutes the governor of Chile Pedro de Valdivia on this day in history.  

1582  Zealand/Brabant adopts Gregorian calendar, yesterday was Dec 14th on this day in history.  

1583  Orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized on December - 25.  

1599  On this day in history the city of Natal, Brazil is founded.  

1601  Jose Ximenez, composer on this day in history.  

1613  On this day in history johan Sigismund of Brandenburg becomes protestant  

1621  Gov William Bradford forbids game playing on this day on December - 25.  

1621  On this day in history gov William Bradford of Plymouth forbids game playing on Christmas  

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

1628  On this day in history 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 December - 25.  

1640  On this day in history pierre de Fermat writes to Marin Mersenne about Fermat's church thesis  

1641  On December - 25 emperor Ferdinand III makes appointments with Sweden & France  

1642  The birth of Isacc Newton, English scientist on this day in history.  

1643  On December - 25 christmas Island founded and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company vessel, the Royal Mary.  

1646  Harald Vallerius, composer on this day in history.  

1651  Massachusetts General Court ordered a fine (five shillings) for "observing any such day as Christmas" on December - 25.  

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

1683  Kara Mustapha, Turkish grand-vizier (1676-83), executed on this day in history.  

1686  Giovanni Battista Somis, composer on this day in history.  

1688  On this day in history english king James II lands in Ambleteuse, France  

1698  Jacobus Houbraken, Dutch engraver/illustrator on December - 25.  

1711  On December - 25 jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, composer  

1717  On December - 25 floods ravage Dutch coast provinces, 1000s killed  

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  Johann Adam Hiller, composer on this day in history.  

1741  Astronomer Anders Celcius introduces Centigrade temperature scale on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 25

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1250  John IV Laskaris, Byzantine Emperor (d. circa 1305) was born on December - 25.  

1461  On December - 25 birth of christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521)  

1583  Orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized was born on December - 25.  

1587  Margarita of Austria, queen of Philip III of Spain (d. 1611) was born on this day in history.  

1601  Jose Ximenez, composer was born on this day in history.  

1624  On December - 25 birth of angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust)  

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

1646  Harald Vallerius, composer was born on December - 25.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 25

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0795  On this day in history adrian I, Italian Pope (772-95), dies  

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  On this day in history peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies  

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

1530  On December - 25 babur, emperor of Delhi, dies  

1635  Death of Samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City (b. 1567) on December - 25.  

1676  Death of Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609) on December - 25.  

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