1250 John IV Laskaris, Byzantine Emperor (d. circa 1305) was born on this day in history.
1461 On this day in history birth of christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521)
1583 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1646 On December - 25 birth of harald Vallerius, composer
0795 On this day in history adrian I, Italian Pope (772-95), dies
0820 Death of Leo V, the Armenian, Byzantine gen/Emperor (813-20), murdered on December - 25.
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 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 this day in history death of matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609)