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