Died on 24th day

December 24, 12 Juvenaly of Alaska a hieromartyr and member of the first group of Orthodox missionaries who came from the monastery of Valaam to evangelize the native inhabitants of Alaska. He was martyred while evangelizing among the Yupik Eskimos on the mainland of Alaska in 1796. His feast day is celebrated on July 2, and he is also commemorated with all the saints of Alaska , and with the first martyrs of the American land
January 24, 41 Julia Drusilla (daughter of Caligula) the only child and daughter of Roman Emperor Gaius and his fourth and last wife Milonia Caesonia. One-year-old Julia Drusilla was assassinated along with her parents on 24 January 41
November 24, 62 Persius a Roman poet and satirist of Etruscan origin. In his works, poems and satires, he shows a stoic wisdom and a strong criticism for the abuses of his contemporaries. His works, which became very popular in the Middle Ages, were published after his death by his friend and mentor the stoic philosopher Lucius Annaeus Cornutus
September 24, 366 Pope Liberius Pope from 17 May 352 to his death in 366. According to the Catalogus Liberianus, he was consecrated on 22 May as the successor of Pope Julius I
March 24, 588 Carláen the Bishop of Armagh, Ireland from 578 to 588.
February 24, 616 Æthelberht of Kent King of Kent from about 558 or 560 until his death. The eighth-century monk Bede, in his Ecclesiastical History of the English People, lists Aethelberht as the third king to hold imperium over other Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. In the late ninth century Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Æthelberht is referred to as a bretwalda, or "Britain-ruler". He was the first English king to convert to Christianity
April 24, 624 Mellitus the first Bishop of London in the Saxon period, the third Archbishop of Canterbury, and a member of the Gregorian mission sent to England to convert the Anglo-Saxons from their native paganism to Christianity. He arrived in 601 AD with a group of clergymen sent to augment the mission, and was consecrated as Bishop of London in 604. Mellitus was the recipient of a famous letter from Pope Gregory I known as the Epistola ad Mellitum, preserved in a later work by the medieval chronicler Bede, which suggested the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons be undertaken gradually, integrating pagan rituals and customs. In 610, Mellitus returned to Italy to attend a council of bishops, and returned to England bearing papal letters to some of the missionaries
November 24, 654 Emperor Kōtoku the 36th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
December 24, 738 Maslama ibn Abd al-Malik an Umayyad prince and one of the most prominent Arab generals of the early decades of the 8th century, leading several campaigns against the Byzantine Empire and the Khazar Khaganate. He achieved great fame especially for leading the second and last Arab siege of the Byzantine capital Constantinople, and for strengthening the Muslim presence in the Caucasus, becoming the "founder of Islamic Derbent"
July 24, 759 Oswulf of Northumbria king of Northumbria from 758 to 759. He succeeded his father Eadberht, who had abdicated and joined the monastery at York. Oswulf's uncle was Ecgbert, Archbishop of York
September 24, 768 Pepin the Short a King of the Franks from 751 until his death. He was the first of the Carolingians to become King
June 24, 803 Higbald of Lindisfarne Bishop of Lindisfarne from 780 until his death on 24 June 803. Powicke gives his death date as 25 May 802. Little is known about his life except that he was a regular communicator with Alcuin of York; it is in his letters to Alcuin that Higbald described in graphic detail the Viking raid on Lindisfarne on 8 January 793 in which many of his monks were killed
March 24, 809 Harun al-Rashid the fifth Abbasid Caliph. His birth date is debated, with various sources giving dates from 763 to 766. His surname translates to "the Just", "the Upright", or "the Rightly-Guided". Al-Rashid ruled from 786 to 809, during the peak of the Islamic Golden Age. His time was marked by scientific, cultural, and religious prosperity. Islamic art and music also flourished significantly during his reign. He established the legendary library Bayt al-Hikma in Baghdad in modern-day Iraq, and during his rule Baghdad began to flourish as a center of knowledge, culture and trade. During his rule, the family of Barmakids, which played a deciding role in establishing the Abbasid Caliphate, declined gradually. In 796, he moved his court and government to Ar-Raqqah in modern-day Syria
January 24, 817 Pope Stephen IV Pope from June 816 to his death in 817.
March 24, 832 Wulfred an Anglo-Saxon Archbishop of Canterbury in medieval England. Nothing is known of his life prior to 803, when he attended a church council, but he was probably a nobleman from Middlesex. He was elected archbishop in 805 and spent his time in office reforming the clergy of his cathedral. He also quarrelled with two consecutive Mercian kings – Coenwulf and Ceolwulf – over whether laymen or clergy should control monasteries. At one point, Wulfred travelled to Rome to consult with the papacy and was deposed from office for a number of years over the issue. After Coenwulf's death, relations were somewhat better with the new king Ceolwulf, but improved much more after Ceolwulf's subsequent deposition. The dispute about control of the monasteries was not fully settled until 838, after Wulfred's death. Wulfred was the first archbishop to place his portrait on the coinage he struck
August 24, 842 Emperor Saga the 52nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Saga's reign spanned the years from 809 through 823
January 24, 847 Pope Sergius II Pope from January 844 to his death in 847.
January 24, 863 Charles of Provence the Carolingian King of Provence from 855 until his early death in 863.
September 24, 911 Louis the Child the king of East Francia from 899 until his death. He was the last East Frankish ruler of the Carolingian dynasty
October 24, 996 Hugh Capet the first "King of the Franks" of the House of Capet from his election in 987 until his death. He succeeded the last Carolingian king, Louis V
December 24, 1003 William II of Weimar Count of Weimar from 963 and Duke of Thuringia from 1002.
August 24, 1042 Michael V Kalaphates Byzantine emperor for four months in 1041–1042, the nephew and successor of Michael IV and the adoptive son of his wife, the Empress Zoe. He was popularly called "the Caulker" in accordance with his father's original occupation
January 24, 1046 Eckard II Margrave of Meissen the margrave of Meissen from 1038 until his death, succeeding his brother, Herman His line was descended from Eckard He was the last of his dynasty, with his death the Ekkehardinger margraves died out.
September 24, 1046 Gerard Sagredo O.S.B. was an Italian Benedictine monk from Venice, who served in the Kingdom of Hungary and in Cenad
September 24, 1054 Hermann of Reichenau an 11th-century scholar, composer, music theorist, mathematician, and astronomer. He composed the Marian prayer Alma Redemptoris Mater. He was beatified in 1863
December 24, 1065 Ferdinand I of León and Castile the Count of Castile from his uncle's death in 1029 and the King of León after defeating his brother-in-law in 1037. According to tradition, he was the first to have himself crowned Emperor of Spain , and his heirs carried on the tradition. He was a younger son of Sancho III of Navarre and Mayor of Castile, and by his father's will recognised the supremacy of his eldest brother, García Sánchez III of Navarre. While Ferdinand inaugurated the rule of the Navarrese Jiménez dynasty over western Spain, his rise to preeminence among the Christian rulers of the peninsula shifted the locus of power and culture westward after more than a century of Leonese decline. Nevertheless, "he internal consolidation of the realm of León–Castilla under Fernando el Magno and Sancha is a history that remains to be researched and written."
November 24, 1072 Bagrat IV of Georgia the King of Georgia from 1027 to 1072. During his long and eventful reign, Bagrat sought to repress the great nobility and to secure Georgia's sovereignty from the Byzantine and Seljuqid empires. In a series of intermingled conflicts, Bagrat succeeded in defeating his most powerful vassals and rivals of the Liparitid family, bringing several feudal enclaves under his control, and reducing the kings of Lorri and Kakheti, as well as the emir of Tbilisi to vassalage. Like many medieval Caucasian rulers, he bore several Byzantine titles, particularly those of nobelissimos, curopalates, and sebastos
May 24, 1089 Lanfranc an Italian Benedictine monk and successively Prior of Bec Abbey, Abbot of the Abbey of St Stephen in Caen and Archbishop of Canterbury. Due to the places he is associated with, he is also known as Lanfranc of Pavia, Lanfranc of Bec or Lanfranc of Canterbury
April 24, 1101 Vseslav of Polotsk the most famous ruler of Polotsk and was briefly Grand Prince of Kiev in 1068–1069. Together with Rostislav Vladimirovich and voivode Vyshata made up a coalition against the Yaroslaviches triumvirate. Polotsk's Cathedral of Holy Wisdom is one of the most enduring monuments on the lands of modern Belarus and dates to his 57-year reign
August 24, 1101 Su Shi a Chinese writer, poet, painter, calligrapher, pharmacologist, gastronome, and a statesman of the Song dynasty. A major personality of the Song era, Su was an important figure in Song Dynasty politics, aligning himself with Sima Guang and others, against the New Policy party lead by Wang Anshi. Su Shi was famed as an essayist, and his prose writings lucidly contribute to the understanding of topics such as 11th-century Chinese travel literature or detailed information on the contemporary Chinese iron industry. His poetry has a long history of popularity and influence in China, Japan, and other areas in the near vicinity and is well known in the English speaking parts of the world through the translations by Arthur Waley, among others. In terms of the arts, Su Shi has some claim to being "the pre-eminent personality of the eleventh century." He is credited with creating dongpo pork, a prominent dish in Hangzhou cuisine
August 24, 1103 Magnus Barefoot King of Norway from 1093 until his death in 1103. His reign was marked by aggressive military campaigns and conquest, particularly in the Norse-dominated parts of the British Isles, and he extended his rule to the Kingdom of the Isles and Dublin
June 24, 1106 Yan Vyshatich a Kievan nobleman and military commander. The last known representative of the Dobrynya dynasty, Yan Vyshatich was the son of Vyshata and grandson of Ostromir
May 24, 1107 Raymond of Burgundy the ruler of Galicia from about 1090 until his death. He was the fourth son of Count William I of Burgundy and Stephanie. He married Urraca, future queen of León, and was the father of the future emperor Alfonso VII
July 24, 1115 Matilda of Tuscany an Italian noblewoman, the principal Italian supporter of Pope Gregory VII during the Investiture Controversy. She is one of the few medieval women to be remembered for her military accomplishments. She is sometimes called la Gran Contessa or Matilda of Canossa after her ancestral castle of Canossa
September 24, 1120 Welf II Duke of Bavaria duke of Bavaria from 1101 until his death. In the Welf genealogy, he is counted as Welf V
January 24, 1125 David IV of Georgia a king of Georgia from 1089 until his death in 1125.
July 24, 1129 Emperor Shirakawa the 72nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
May 24, 1136 Hugues de Payens the co-founder and first Grand Master of the Knights Templar. With Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, he created the Latin Rule, the code of behavior for the Order
September 24, 1143 Pope Innocent II Pope from 14 February 1130 to his death in 1143. He was probably one of the clergy in personal attendance on the Antipope Clement III
September 24, 1143 Agnes of Germany a member of the Salian imperial family. Through her first marriage, she was a Duchess consort of Swabia; through her second marriage, she was a Margravine consort of Austria
May 24, 1153 David I of Scotland a 12th-century ruler who was Prince of the Cumbrians , Earl of Northampton and Huntingdon and later King of the Scots. The youngest son of Malcolm III of Scotland and Margaret of Wessex, David spent his early years in Scotland but on the death of his parents in 1093 was forced into exile by his uncle and thenceforth king, Donald III of Scotland. Perhaps after 1100, he became a dependent at the court of King Henry I of England. There he was influenced by the Norman and Anglo-French culture of the court
October 24, 1168 William IV Count of Nevers Auxerre and Tonnerre.
September 24, 1180 Manuel I Komnenos a Byzantine Emperor of the 12th century who reigned over a crucial turning point in the history of Byzantium and the Mediterranean.
March 24, 1185 Emperor Antoku the 81st emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1180 through 1185. During this time, the imperial family was involved in a bitter struggle between warring clans. Yoritomo, with his cousin Yoshinaka, led a force from the Minamoto clan against the Taira, who controlled the emperor. During the sea battle of Dan-no-ura in March 1185, a member of the royal household took Antoku and plunged with him into the water in the Shimonoseki Straits, drowning the child emperor rather than allowing him to be captured by the opposing forces. The conflict between the clans led to numerous legends and tales. Antoku's tomb is said to be located in a number of places around western Japan, including the island of Iwo Jima, a result of the spreading of legends about the emperor and the battle
November 24, 1192 Albert of Louvain Prince-Bishop of Liège from 22 September 1191 till January 1192. He was canonized in 1613
December 24, 1193 Roger III of Sicily the son and heir of Tancred of Sicily by Sibylla of Acerra. He was made duke of Apulia, probably in 1189, at his father's succession
June 24, 1195 Albert I Margrave of Meissen the Margrave of Meissen from 1190 until his death in 1195. His father was Otto II, his mother Hedwig of Brandenburg. He was a member of the House of Wettin
May 24, 1201 Theobald III Count of Champagne Count of Champagne from 1197 to his death. He was the younger son of Henry I, Count of Champagne and Marie, a daughter of Louis VII of France and Eleanor of Aquitaine. He succeeded as Count of Champagne in 1197 upon the death of his older brother Henry II
August 24, 1217 Eustace the Monk a mercenary and pirate, in the tradition of medieval outlaws. The birthplace of Eustace was not far from Boulogne. A 1243 document mentions a Guillaume le Moine, seigneur de Course, which indicates that the family lived in that vicinity
September 24, 1218 Robert of Knaresborough a hermit who lived in a cave by the River Nidd, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. His feast day is 24 September