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 this day in history birth of orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized
1587 On December - 25 birth of margarita of Austria, queen of Philip III of Spain (d. 1611)
1601 Jose Ximenez, composer was born on December - 25.
1624 Angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust) was born on December - 25.
1628 Noel Coypel, French painter was born on this day in history.
1646 On December - 25 birth of harald Vallerius, composer
0795 Adrian I, Italian Pope (772-95), dies on this day in history.
0820 Death of Leo V, the Armenian, Byzantine gen/Emperor (813-20), murdered on this day in history.
1156 Peter Venerabilis, Fr theologist/9th abbot of Cluny, dies at about 61 on this day in history.
1249 On December - 25 peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies
1513 On this day in history johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70
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 Death of Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609) on this day in history.