Historical Events In December - 15
Sunday, 20 September 2020
0037 On this day in history nero Claudius Augustus Germanicus, 5th emperor of Rome (54-68)
0533 Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron on December - 15.
0687 On December - 15 st Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0687 On December - 15 st Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Conon
1025 The Byzantine emperor Basil II dies December 15 at age 69 after a 49-year reign He is succeeded by his brother, who will reign until 1028 as Constantine VIII on this day in history.
1025 On December - 15 basilius II, the Bulgarendoder, Byzantine emperor (976-1025), dies
1124 Chancellor Haimeric selects pope (Lamberto becomes Honorius II) on this day in history.
1167 On this day in history sicilian chancellor Stephen du Perche moves the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion.
1230 On December - 15 ottokar I, king of Bohemia (1197-1230), dies
1256 Hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia on December - 15.
1467 On this day in history stephen III of Moldavia defeats Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, with the latter being injured thrice, at the Battle of Baia.
1488 Bartholomeus Diaz returns to Portugal after sailing round Cape of Good Hope on this day in history.
1515 Alfonso de Albuquerque, viceroy of Portuguese Indies, dies on this day in history.
1534 Lucas Osiander, composer on December - 15.
1567 Christoph Demantius, composer on this day in history.
1569 On this day in history westmoreland flees to Scotland
1574 Samuel Besler, composer on December - 15.
1576 Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53 on December - 15.
1582 On this day in history leidse university names Rembert Dodoens prof of botany/medicine
1586 On December - 15 laevinus Torrentius, becomes bishop of Antwerp
1593 State of Holland grants patent on windmill with crankshaft on December - 15.
1598 On December - 15 philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58
1610 On this day in history david Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium)
1612 Simon Marius, is first to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope on this day in history.
1612 On December - 15 simon Marius, is 1st to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope
1621 On December - 15 charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43
1626 Adriaen de Vries, Dutch sculptor/painter, dies at about 70 on December - 15.
1640 Duke of Braganca crowned King Johan IV of Portugal on this day in history.
1648 Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations) on December - 15.
1657 On this day in history michel-Richard Delalande, composer
1660 On December - 15 philippines: Andres Malongs rebels plunders Bagnotan
1664 On this day in history english colonizing Connecticut
1667 Brandenburg declares himself neutral in Devolutie War on December - 15.
1667 On December - 15 ludwig Ernst, composer