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 This day in History - December 6
367 Historic Events for December 6
963

Leo VIII elected Pope

Event
1160

Jean Bodels "Jeu de St Nicholas," premieres in Arras

Event
1185

Afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85), dies at 76

Death
1196

Northern Dutch coast flooded, "Saint-Nicolaas Flood"

Event
1240

Mongols under Batu Khan occupy and destroy Kiev

Event
1285

Ferdinand V, king of Castil‰ and Le¢n

Birth
1352

Clement VI, [Pierre Roger], Pope (1342-52), dies

Death
1421

Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 1470-71)

Birth
1424

Don Alfonso V of Aragon grants Barcelona the right to exclude Jews

Event
1491

King Charles VIII of France marries Anna of Bretagne

Event
1492

Haiti discovered by Columbus, at M“le Saint Nicolas

Event
1527

Pope Clemens VII fleas to Orvieto

Event
1531

John Volkertsz Trimaker, Dutch anabaptist leader, beheaded

Death
1534

Quito, Ecuador founded by Spanish

Event
1550

Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter, dies at 48

Death
1550

Orazio Tiberio Vecchi, composer

Birth
1562

Jan van Scorel, Dutch painter/architect, dies

Death
1598

Elbertus Leoninus, Dutch lawyer/politician, dies at about 78

Death
1608

George Monck/Monk, English general/gov of Scotland

Birth
1631

1st predicted transit of Venus (Kepler) is observed

Event
1640

Matthijs Elsevier, Flemish/Dutch book publisher/merchant, dies at 75

Death
1641

Don Francisco de Mello appointed land guardian of South Netherlands

Event
1648

Pride's Purge: Thomas Pride prevents 96 presbyterians from sitting in English parliament

Event
1651

Anna Roemers Visscher, Dutch poetess, dies at 68

Death
1658

Gracian, writer, dies

Death