Historical Events In December - 15
Thursday, 23 May 2019
0037 Nero Claudius Augustus Germanicus, 5th emperor of Rome (54-68) on this day in history.
0533 Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Ticameron on this day in history.
0687 On December - 15 st Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0687 St Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Conon on this day in history.
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 December - 15.
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 Sicilian chancellor Stephen du Perche moves the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion on this day in history.
1230 On this day in history 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 December - 15 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 December - 15.
1534 On December - 15 lucas Osiander, composer
1567 On this day in history christoph Demantius, composer
1569 On December - 15 westmoreland flees to Scotland
1574 On December - 15 samuel Besler, composer
1576 Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53 on December - 15.
1582 Leidse university names Rembert Dodoens prof of botany/medicine on December - 15.
1586 On this day in history laevinus Torrentius, becomes bishop of Antwerp
1593 State of Holland grants patent on windmill with crankshaft on this day in history.
1598 On this day in history 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 On this day in history simon Marius, is first to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope
1612 Simon Marius, is 1st to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope on this day in history.
1621 Charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43 on this day in history.
1626 On this day in history adriaen de Vries, Dutch sculptor/painter, dies at about 70
1640 Duke of Braganca crowned King Johan IV of Portugal on December - 15.
1648 Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations) on this day in history.
1657 On this day in history michel-Richard Delalande, composer
1660 Philippines: Andres Malongs rebels plunders Bagnotan on this day in history.
1664 On December - 15 english colonizing Connecticut
1667 On this day in history brandenburg declares himself neutral in Devolutie War
1667 On this day in history ludwig Ernst, composer