On This Day

What Happened in December 537 AD

Historical Events


TurkeyHagia Sophia

Dec 27 Hagia Sophia inaugurated by the Emperor Justinian I as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral
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Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey
Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 2 Saint Silverius, Italian Pope (536-37) till deposed in March 537, starves to death in exile