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Historical Events In December - 25

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

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  On December - 25 columbus' ship Santa Maria docks at Dominican Republic  

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

1522  On this day in history turkish troops occupy Rhodos  

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 December - 25.  

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

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

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

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

1601  Jose Ximenez, composer on this day in history.  

1613  Johan Sigismund of Brandenburg becomes protestant on December - 25.  

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

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  Noel Coypel, French painter on December - 25.  

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

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

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

1646  On December - 25 harald Vallerius, composer  

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

1683  English Whig-leader duke of Monmouth flees to Holland on December - 25.  

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

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

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

1717  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1728  On December - 25 johann Adam Hiller, composer  

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  On this day in history birth of john IV Laskaris, Byzantine Emperor (d. circa 1305)  

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 this day in history.  

1587  On this day in history birth of margarita of Austria, queen of Philip III of Spain (d. 1611)  

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

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

1628  On this day in history birth of noel Coypel, French painter  

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 December - 25 adrian I, Italian Pope (772-95), dies  

0820  On December - 25 death of leo V, the Armenian, Byzantine gen/Emperor (813-20), murdered  

1156  On this day in history peter Venerabilis, Fr theologist/9th abbot of Cluny, dies at about 61  

1249  On December - 25 peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies  

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 December - 25 death of samuel de Champlain, French explorer and founder of Quebec City (b. 1567)  

1676  On this day in history death of matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609)  

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