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 This day in History - December 23
368 Historic Events for December 23
558

Childebert, king of France (511-58), dies at about 62

Death
619

Boniface V begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
679

Dagobert II, king of Austrasia (676-679), murdered

Death
918

Conrad I, East Frankish/German king (911-18), dies

Death
1116

Ivo van Chartres, French canonist/bishop of Chartres/saint, dies

Death
1174

Louis I, Duke of Wittelsbach

Birth
1236

Philippus Cancellarius, French theologist/poet (Summa Cum Laude), dies

Death
1482

Peace of Atrecht

Event
1502

Margaretha, English princess of Burgundy, dies at 57

Death
1544

Anna, duchess of Saxson/wife of prince Willem of Orange (1561-71)

Birth
1548

Pieter C Bockenberg, historian (Annales Hollandiae et Zeelandiae)

Birth
1569

St Philip of Moscow martyred by Ivan the Terrible

Event
1569

St Philip, metropolitan of Moscow, martyred by Ivan the Terrible

Death
1582

Severo Bonini, composer

Birth
1588

Hendrik de Guise, French leader of Catholic League, murdered at 37

Death
1597

Martin Opitz, Germany, poet "Father of Modern German Poetry"

Birth
1619

Johan Sigismund, elector of Brandenburg/duke of Prussia, dies at 47

Death
1620

French huguenots declare war on King Louis XIII

Event
1644

Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco, composer

Birth
1652

John Cotton, Mass Bay Puritan preacher, dies at 68

Death
1672

Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, a satellite of Saturn

Event
1688

Jean-Louis Lully, composer, dies at 21

Death
1688

English king Jacob II flees to France

Event
1689

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, composer

Birth
1690

John Flamsteed observes Uranus without realizing it's undiscovered

Event