Historical Events In December - 16
Friday, 22 October 2021
0714 On this day in history pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies
0755 An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during the Tang Dynasty of China on December - 16.
0867 Eberhard of Friuli on this day in history.
0875 On December - 16 ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75
0882 Marinus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding John VIII on this day in history.
0882 On December - 16 john VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies
0999 On this day in history adelheid the Saint, German empress of Otto I/saint, dies at about 68
1378 On this day in history otto III of Montferrat
1379 John Fitzalan, Marshal of England on this day in history.
1392 Nanboku-chō on December - 16.
1404 On December - 16 albrecht of Bavaria, duke of Bavaria, dies at about 74
1431 On December - 16 king Henry VI of England crowned king of France
1485 The birth of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife on this day in history.
1485 On December - 16 catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII
1538 On this day in history king Francois I orders renewed pursuit of Protestants
1575 The 1575 Valdivia earthquake takes place on December - 16.
1577 Danzig surrenders to troops of Polish king Istvan Bathory on this day in history.
1598 Seven Year War: Battle of Noryang Point on December - 16.
1617 Spanish viceroy Hernando Arias de Saavedra founds provinces Rio de la Plata (Argentina)/Guaira (Paraguay) on December - 16.
1622 On this day in history kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder
1631 Mount Vesuvius, Italy erupts, destroys 6 villages & kills 4,000 on December - 16.
1631 Mount Vesuvious, Italy erupts, destroys 6 villages & kills 4,000 on this day in history.
1652 On December - 16 giovanni Maria Casini, composer
1653 On this day in history oliver Cromwell became lord protector of England, Scotland & Ireland
1653 On December - 16 oliver Cromwell becomes 'Lord protector of England'
1653 On this day in history oliver Cromwell is named lord protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.
1653 Oliver Cromwell sworn in as English Lord Protector on this day in history.
1659 General Monck demands free parliamentary election in Scotland on December - 16.
1670 Dorothy, 1st English marquis of Halifax, dies on December - 16.
1672 John II Casimir Vasa, cardinal/king of Poland (1648-68), dies at 63 on December - 16.
1673 On December - 16 juan de Padilla, composer, dies at 68
1689 English Parliament adopts Bill of Rights after Glorious Revolution on this day in history.
1707 On December - 16 last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.
1719 On December - 16 adrian "Aart" van Wijck, Dutch theologist (anti-jansenism), dies at 78