What happened on December 5
771 - Austrasian king Carloman I dies, leaving his brother Charlemagne king of the now complete Frankish Kingdom.
1110 - The Kingdom of Jerusalem captures Sidon.
1259 - Kings Louis IX of France and Henry III of England agree to the Treaty of Paris, in which Henry renounces his claims to French-controlled territory on continental Europe (including Normandy) in exchange for Louis withdrawing his support for English rebels.
1563 - The final session of the Council of Trent is held. (It had opened on December 13, 1545.)
1676 - The Danish army under the command of King Christian V engages the Swedish army commanded by the Swedish king Charles XI at the Battle of Lund, to this day it is counted as the bloodiest battle in Scandinavian history and a turning point in the Scanian War.
AD 34 - Persius, Roman poet (Death 62)
846 - Hasan al-Askari 11th Imam of Twelver Shia Islam (Death 874)
1428 - Bernard VII, Lord of Lippe (Death 1511)
1506 - Thomas Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy of Chiche (Death 1558)
1555 - Heinrich Meibom, German poet and historian (Death 1625)
530 BC - Cyrus the Great, king of Persia (Birth 600 BC)
749 - John of Damascus, Syrian priest and saint (Birth 676)
771 - Carloman I, Frankish king (Birth 751)
870 - Suairlech ind Eidn-n mac Ciar-in, Irish bishop
1075 - Anno II, German archbishop and saint (Birth 1010)
Last Updated: December 4, 2020