31st December 1384 A.D. The Death of John Wycliffe, English philosopher, theologian, and translator #Onthisday

30th December 1371 A.D. The Birth of Vasily I of Moscow #Onthisday

29th December 1709 A.D. The Birth of Elizabeth of Russia #Onthisday

27th December 683 A.D. The Death of Gao Zong, Chinese emperor #Onthisday

26th December 1618 A.D. The Birth of Elisabeth of the Palatinate, German princess, philosopher, and Calvinist #Onthisday

25th December 1250 A.D. The Birth of John IV Laskaris, Byzantine emperor #Onthisday

24th December 3 B.C. The Birth of Galba, Roman emperor #Onthisday

23rd December 1777 A.D The Birth of Alexander I of Russia #Onthisday

22nd December 1641 A.D. The Death of Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully, 2nd Prime Minister of France #Onthisday

21st December 1505 A.D. The Birth of Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton, English politician #Onthisday