Concept

December 15

Summary
Events Pre-1600
  • 533 – Vandalic War: Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandals, commanded by King Gelimer, at the Battle of Tricamarum.
  • 687 – Pope Sergius I is elected as a compromise between antipopes Paschal and Theodore. *1025 – Constantine VIII becomes sole emperor of the Byzantine Empire, 63 years after being crowned co-emperor. *1161 – Jin–Song wars: Military officers conspire against the emperor Wanyan Liang of the Jin dynasty after a military defeat at the Battle of Caishi, and assassinate the emperor at his camp. *1167 – Sicilian Chancellor Stephen du Perche moves the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion. *1256 – Mongol forces under Hulagu enter and dismantle the Nizari Ismaili (Assassin) stronghold at Alamut Castle (in present-day Iran) as part of their offensive on Islamic southwest Asia. *1270 – The Nizari Ismaili garrison of Gerdkuh, Persia surrender after 17 years to the Mongols. *1467 –
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