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12th December in History

627 – Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II’s Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh. 884 – King Carloman II dies afterRead more ›

11th December in History

361 – Julian enters Constantinople as sole Emperor of the Roman Empire. 630 – Muhammad leads an army of 10,000 to conquerMecca. 861 – Assassination of the AbbasidRead more ›

10th December in History

1041 – The son of Empress Zoë of Byzantium succeeds to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V. 1317 – The “Nyköping Banquet” – KingRead more ›

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9th December in History

480 – Odoacer, first King of Italy, occupies Dalmatia. He later establishes his political power with the co-operation of the Roman Senate. 536 – Gothic War: The ByzantineRead more ›

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8th December in History

395 – Later Yan is defeated by its former vassal Northern Wei at the Battle of Canhe Slope. 757 – Du Fu returns to Chang’an as a memberRead more ›

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7th December in History

43 BC – Marcus Tullius Cicero is assassinated. 574 – Byzantine Emperor Justin II retires due to recurring seizures of insanity. He abdicates the throne in favor ofRead more ›

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6th December in History

• 1060 – Béla I is crowned King of Hungary. • 1240 – Mongol invasion of Rus’: Kiev under Daniel of Galicia and Voivode Dmytrofalls to the MongolsRead more ›

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5th December in History

1138 – Lý Anh Tông is enthroned as emperor of Vietnam at the age of two, beginning a 37-year reign. 1556 – Akbar (14) succeeds his father HumajunRead more ›

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4th December in History

  India celebrating its Navy Day 771 – Austrasian king Carloman I dies, leaving his brother Charlemagne king of the now complete Frankish Kingdom. 1110 – The KingdomRead more ›

3rd December in History

915 – Pope John X crowned Berengar I of Italy as Holy Roman Emperor. 1676 – Battle of Lund (Scanian War): Swedish army of 8,000 defeats much largerRead more ›

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