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 This day in History - December 15
387 Historic Events for December 15
37

Nero Claudius Augustus Germanicus, 5th emperor of Rome (54-68)

Birth
687

St Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Conon

Event
1025

Basilius II, the Bulgarendoder, Byzantine emperor (976-1025), dies

Death
1124

Chancellor Haimeric selects pope (Lamberto becomes Honorius II)

Event
1230

Ottokar I, king of Bohemia (1197-1230), dies

Death
1488

Bartholomeus Diaz returns to Portugal after sailing round Cape of Good Hope

Event
1515

Alfonso de Albuquerque, viceroy of Portuguese Indies, dies

Death
1534

Lucas Osiander, composer

Birth
1567

Christoph Demantius, composer

Birth
1569

Westmoreland flees to Scotland

Event
1574

Samuel Besler, composer

Birth
1576

Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53

Death
1582

Spanish Netherlands/Denmark/Norway adopt Gregorian calendar

Event
1582

Leidse university names Rembert Dodoens prof of botany/medicine

Event
1586

Laevinus Torrentius, becomes bishop of Antwerp

Event
1593

State of Holland grants patent on windmill with crankshaft

Event
1598

Philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58

Death
1610

David Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium)

Birth
1612

Simon Marius, is 1st to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope

Event
1621

Charles d'albert duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43

Death
1626

Adriaen de Vries, Dutch sculptor/painter, dies at about 70

Death
1640

Duke of Bragan‡a crowned King Johan IV of Portugal

Event
1648

Gregory King, English statistician (Natural and Political Observations)

Birth
1657

Michel-Richard Delalande, composer

Birth
1660

Philippines: Andres Malongs rebels plunders Bagnotan

Event