1164 Emperor Rokujō of Japan (d. 1176) was born on this day in history.
1484 On December - 28 birth of joachim Vadianus, [von Watt], Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen
1522 Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583) was born on December - 28.
1619 Antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688) was born on December - 28.
1631 On this day in history birth of ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist
1635 On this day in history birth of princess Elizabeth of England (d. 1650)
1655 On this day in history birth of charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (d. 1698)
1665 On this day in history birth of george FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, British general (d. 1716)
0300 Death of Theonas, Patriarch of Alexandria on this day in history.
1367 On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (b. 1330)
1446 On this day in history clemens VIII, [Aegyd Munoz], Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), dies
1503 On this day in history death of piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1471)
1542 Albert Pigge, [Pighius], Dutch theologist/astronomer, dies at about 52 on December - 28.
1622 Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint, dies at 55 on December - 28.
1663 On this day in history death of francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618)
1671 Death of Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (b. 1611) on December - 28.