1164 Emperor Rokujō of Japan (d. 1176) was born on December - 28.
1484 Joachim Vadianus, [von Watt], Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen was born on this day in history.
1522 Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583) was born on December - 28.
1619 On December - 28 birth of antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688)
1631 Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist was born on this day in history.
1635 Princess Elizabeth of England (d. 1650) was born on this day in history.
1655 Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.
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 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 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 this day in history.
1663 On December - 28 death of francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618)
1671 Death of Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (b. 1611) on this day in history.