0695 On this day in history birth of muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)
1378 Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on this day in history.
1378 On December - 31 birth of pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)
1491 Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on December - 31.
1514 Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on this day in history.
1540 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on December - 31.
1572 Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on this day in history.
1668 On this day in history birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist
0192 Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on December - 31.
0335 On this day in history death of st. Silvester, Pope
0406 On December - 31 godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle
0439 Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on December - 31.
1164 Death of Margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124) on December - 31.
1194 On this day in history death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)
1297 On December - 31 death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)
1302 On this day in history death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)