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December 26 is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; five days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

  • 887Berengar I is elected as king of Italy by the lords of Lombardy. He is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy at Pavia.[1]
  • 1481Battle of Westbroek: An army of 4,000 to 5,000 soldiers raised by David of Burgundy, Bishop of Utrecht, attacks an armed mob of people from nearby Utrecht who were trying to avenge the massacre of the inhabitants of Westbroek.[2]

1601–1900

1901–present

Births

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

Deaths

Pre-1600

  • 268Dionysius, pope of the Catholic Church[33]
  • 418Zosimus, pope of the Catholic Church
  • 831Euthymius of Sardis, Byzantine bishop and saint (b. 754)
  • 865Zheng, empress of the Tang Dynasty
  • 893Masrur al-Balkhi, Abbasid general
  • 1006Gao Qiong, Chinese general (b. 935)
  • 1191Reginald Fitz Jocelin, archbishop-elect of Canterbury
  • 1302Valdemar, king of Sweden (b. 1239)
  • 1331Philip I, Prince of Taranto, titular Latin Emperor (b. 1278)
  • 1350Jean de Marigny, French archbishop
  • 1352John, 3rd Earl of Kent, English politician (b. 1330)
  • 1360Thomas Holland, 1st Earl of Kent, English commander (b. 1314)
  • 1413Michele Steno, doge of Venice (b. 1331)
  • 1441Niccolò III d'Este, marquess of Ferrara
  • 1458Arthur III, duke of Brittany (b. 1393)
  • 1476Galeazzo Maria Sforza, duke of Milan (b. 1444)
  • 1530Babur, Mughal emperor (b. 1483)
  • 1574Charles de Lorraine, French cardinal (b. 1524)

1601–1900

  • 1646Henri de Bourbon, prince of Condé (b. 1588)
  • 1731Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French author (b. 1672)
  • 1771Claude Adrien Helvétius, French philosopher and activist (b. 1715)
  • 1780John Fothergill, English physician and botanist (b. 1712)
  • 1784Seth Warner, American colonel (b. 1743)
  • 1786Gasparo Gozzi, Italian playwright and critic (b. 1713)
  • 1863Francis Caulfeild, 2nd Earl of Charlemont, Irish politician, Lord Lieutenant of Tyrone (b. 1775)
  • 1869Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, French physician and physiologist (b. 1797)
  • 1890Heinrich Schliemann, German-Italian archaeologist and author (b. 1822)

1901–present

  • 1902Mary Hartwell Catherwood, American author and poet (b. 1849)[34]
  • 1909Frederic Remington, American painter and illustrator (b. 1861)
  • 1923Dietrich Eckart, German journalist, poet, and politician (b. 1868)
  • 1925Jan Letzel, Czech architect, designed the Hiroshima Peace Memorial (b. 1880)
  • 1929Albert Giraud, Belgian poet (b. 1860)
  • 1931Melvil Dewey, American librarian and educator, created the Dewey Decimal Classification (b. 1851)
  • 1933Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian journalist and politician (b. 1875)
  • 1933 – Henry Watson Fowler, English lexicographer and educator (b. 1858)
  • 1959Jack Tresadern, English footballer and manager (b. 1890)
  • 1960Tetsuro Watsuji, Japanese historian and philosopher (b. 1889)
  • 1963Gorgeous George, American wrestler (b. 1915)
  • 1966Ina Boudier-Bakker, Dutch author (b. 1875)
  • 1966 – Herbert Otto Gille, German general (b. 1897)
  • 1966 – Guillermo Stábile, Argentinian footballer and manager (b. 1905)
  • 1968Weegee, Ukrainian-American photographer and journalist (b. 1898)
  • 1970Lillian Board, South African-English runner (b. 1948)
  • 1972Harry S. Truman, American colonel and politician, 33rd President of the United States (b. 1884)
  • 1973Harold B. Lee, American religious leader, 11th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1899)
  • 1974Farid al-Atrash, Syrian-Egyptian singer-songwriter, oud player, and actor (b. 1915)
  • 1974 – Jack Benny, American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, and violinist (b. 1894)
  • 1974 – Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton, Scottish admiral (b. 1890)
  • 1977Howard Hawks, American director and screenwriter (b. 1896)
  • 1980Tony Smith, American sculptor and educator (b. 1912)
  • 1981Amber Reeves, New Zealand-English author and scholar (b. 1887)
  • 1981 – Suat Hayri Ürgüplü, Turkish politician, Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1903)
  • 1981 – Savitri, Indian actress, playback singer, dancer, director and producer (b. 1936)
  • 1983Hans Liska, Austrian-German artist (b. 1907)[35]
  • 1986Elsa Lanchester, English-American actress (b. 1902)
  • 1987Dorothy Bliss, American invertebrate zoologist, curator at the American Museum of Natural History (b. 1916)
  • 1988Glenn McCarthy, American businessman, founded the Shamrock Hotel (b. 1907)
  • 1988 – Pablo Sorozábal, German-Spanish composer and conductor (b. 1897)
  • 1989Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1924)
  • 1990Gene Callahan, American art director and production designer (b. 1923)
  • 1994Sylva Koscina, Italian actress (b. 1933)
  • 1996JonBenét Ramsey, American child beauty queen and prominent unsolved murder victim (b. 1990)
  • 1997Cahit Arf, Turkish mathematician and academic (b. 1910)
  • 1997 – Cornelius Castoriadis, Greek economist and philosopher (b. 1922)
  • 1998Ram Swarup, Indian writer on Hindu philosophy and religion (b. 1920)
  • 1999Curtis Mayfield, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1942)
  • 1999 – Shankar Dayal Sharma, Indian academic and politician, 9th President of India (b. 1918)
  • 2000Jason Robards, American actor (b. 1922)
  • 2001Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (b. 1929)
  • 2002Herb Ritts, American photographer and director (b. 1952)
  • 2002 – Armand Zildjian, American businessman, founded the Avedis Zildjian Company (b. 1921)
  • 2003Virginia Coffey, American civil rights activist (b. 1904)
  • 2004Jonathan Drummond-Webb, South African surgeon and academic (b. 1959)
  • 2004 – Angus Ogilvy, English businessman (b. 1928)
  • 2004 – Reggie White, American football player and wrestler (b. 1961)
  • Casualties of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami:
    • Troy Broadbridge, Australian footballer (b. 1980)
    • Sigurd Køhn, Norwegian saxophonist and composer (b. 1959)
    • Mieszko Talarczyk, Polish-Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1974)
  • 2005Muriel Costa-Greenspon, American soprano (b. 1937)
  • 2005 – Ted Ditchburn, English footballer and manager (b. 1921)
  • 2005 – Kerry Packer, Australian publisher and businessman (b. 1937)
  • 2005 – Viacheslav Platonov, Russian volleyball player and coach (b. 1939)
  • 2005 – Vincent Schiavelli, American actor (b. 1948)
  • 2005 – Erich Topp, German commander (b. 1914)
  • 2006Gerald Ford, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 38th President of the United States (b. 1913)
  • 2006 – Ivar Formo, Norwegian skier and engineer (b. 1951)
  • 2006 – Munir Niazi, Indian-Pakistani poet (b. 1928)
  • 2009Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer (b. 1958)
  • 2010Salvador Jorge Blanco, 48th President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1926)
  • 2010 – Edward Bhengu, South African activist (b. 1934)
  • 2010 – Teena Marie, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1956)
  • 2011Houston Antwine, American football player (b. 1939)
  • 2011 – Pedro Armendáriz, Jr., Mexican-American actor and producer (b. 1940)
  • 2011 – Sarekoppa Bangarappa, Indian politician, 15th Chief Minister of Karnataka (b. 1932)
  • 2011 – Joe Bodolai, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1948)
  • 2011 – James Rizzi, American painter and illustrator (b. 1950)
  • 2012Gerry Anderson, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – Gerald McDermott, American author and illustrator (b. 1941)
  • 2012 – Ibrahim Tannous, Lebanese general (b. 1929)
  • 2013Paul Blair, American baseball player and coach (b. 1944)
  • 2013 – Marta Eggerth, Hungarian-American actress and singer (b. 1912)
  • 2014Stanisław Barańczak, Polish-American poet, critic, and scholar (b. 1946)
  • 2014 – James B. Edwards, American dentist, soldier, and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Energy (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Leo Tindemans, Belgian politician, 43rd Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1922)
  • 2015Sidney Mintz, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – Jim O'Toole, American baseball player (b. 1937)
  • 2016Ricky Harris, American comedian, actor (b. 1962)
  • 2016 – George S. Irving, American actor, singer and dancer (b. 1922)
  • 2017Irv Weinstein, American broadcaster and television news anchor (b. 1930)
  • 2020Brodie Lee, American Professional Wrestler (b. 1979)
  • 2021Giacomo Capuzzi, Italian Roman Catholic prelate, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lodi (b. 1929)[36]
  • 2021 – Paul B. Kidd, Australian author, journalist, and radio show host (b. 1945)[37]
  • 2021 – Karolos Papoulias, Greek politician, President of Greece from 2005 to 2015 (b. 1929)[38]
  • 2021 – Desmond Tutu, South African Anglican bishop, theologian and anti-apartheid and human rights activist (b. 1931)[39]
  • 2021 – Edward O. Wilson, American biologist (b. 1929)[40]

Holidays and observances

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