On This Day in History for December 11

Events in History

  • 359 Honoratus, first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office, after the Emperor Constantius creates a new senate for the East
  • 384 St Damasus I dies and ends his reign as Catholic Pope. Began reign 366
  • 1282 Llywelyn ab Gruffydd/Llywelyn the Last, last native Prince of Wales is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales. Reigned from 1259.
  • 1395 John "Eleanor" Rykener, a male cross-dressing prostitute, is brought to court in London for "committing that detestable unmentionable and ignominious vice" in late medieval England's only recorded case on same-sex intercourse (verdict unknown)
  • 1419 Heretic Nicolaas Serrurier exiled from Florence
  • 1477 Duchess Maria of Burgundy ends the 'Great Privilege' in states of The Netherlands
  • 1572 Spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem
  • 1602 Surprise attack by forces of the Duke of Savoy and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain repelled by citizens of Geneva. Commemorated since as FĂȘte de l'Escalade.
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