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