1250 On December - 25 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 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 Angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust) was born on this day in history.
1628 Noel Coypel, French painter was born on this day in history.
1646 Harald Vallerius, composer was born on December - 25.
0795 On this day in history 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 this day in history peter Nolascus, Spanish monastery founder/St, dies
1513 Johannes Amerbach, Swiss publisher/printer, dies at about 70 on December - 25.
1530 On December - 25 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 December - 25 death of matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609)