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 This day in History - December 21
361 Historic Events for December 21
918

Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies

Death
1117

Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury

Birth
1163

Hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods

Event
1308

Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies

Death
1375

Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies

Death
1375

Boccaccio, writer, dies

Death
1429

Jacquemart de Bl‚haries, Tournay "heretic", burned to death

Death
1518

Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician

Birth
1537

Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)

Birth
1561

Archbishop Granvelle installed

Event
1573

Mathurin R‚gnier, French poet (Macette)

Birth
1579

Juan de Juanes, [Vicente J Ma‡ip], Spanish relig painter, dies at 56

Death
1582

Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583

Event
1597

Petrus Canisius, Dutch jesuit/saint, dies at 76

Death
1616

Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer

Birth
1620

103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11]

Event
1628

Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer

Birth
1639

Jean Racin, writer

Birth
1650

Johan de Witt installed as Dutch pension advisor of Dordrecht

Event
1674

Rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66

Death
1688

Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham

Event
1728

Hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer

Birth
1734

Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54

Death
1736

Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45

Death
1755

Caspar Ruetz, composer, dies at 47

Death