Died on 25th day

May 25, 9 Julius Nepos Western Roman Emperor de facto from 474 to 475 and de jure until 480. He was also the ruler of Roman Dalmatia from 468 to 480. Some historians consider Nepos to be the last Western Roman Emperor, while others consider the western line to have ended with Romulus Augustulus in 476. In contrast, the Eastern Roman Empire and its line of Emperors survived this period of history essentially intact
August 25, 79 Pliny the Elder a Roman author, naturalist, and natural philosopher, as well as naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire, and personal friend of the emperor Vespasian.
August 25, 274 Empress Yang Yan an empress of Jin Dynasty. She was the first wife of Emperor Wu
June 25, 304 Amphibalus venerated as the early Christian priest who converted Saint Alban to Christianity. Alban sheltered the priest from religious persecution for a number of days, during which time Alban was so impressed with the priest's faith and teaching that Alban began to emulate him in worship, and became a Christian. When Roman soldiers came to seize the priest, Alban put on the priest's clothing and cloak, and went with the soldiers in the priest's stead. After Alban's martyrdom, Amphibalus escaped, but was eventually caught and also martyred
July 25, 306 Constantius Chlorus Roman Emperor from 293 to 306, commonly known as Constantius Chlorus. He was the father of Constantine the Great and founder of the Constantinian dynasty
November 25, 311 Pope Peter of Alexandria 17th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of Mark. He is revered as a saint by the Coptic Orthodox Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Roman Catholic Church
August 25, 359 Junius Bassus an ancient Roman politician. The son of the praetorian prefect Junius Annius Bassus, he was vir clarissimus and vicarius of Rome as well as praefectus urbi from 25 March to 25 August 359
August 25, 383 Gratian Roman emperor from 375 to 383. The eldest son of Valentinian I, during his youth Gratian accompanied his father on several campaigns along the Rhine and Danube frontiers. Upon the death of Valentinian in 375, Gratian's brother Valentinian II was declared emperor by his father's soldiers. In 378, Gratian's generals won a decisive victory over the Lentienses, a branch of the Alamanni, at the Battle of Argentovaria. Gratian subsequently led a campaign across the Rhine, the last emperor to do so, and attacked the Lentienses, forcing the tribe to surrender. That same year, his uncle Valens was killed in the Battle of Adrianople against the Goths – making Gratian essentially ruler of the entire Roman Empire. He favoured Christianity over traditional Roman religion, refusing the divine attributes of the Emperors and removing the Altar of Victory from the Roman Senate
January 25, 389 Gregory of Nazianzus a 4th-century Archbishop of Constantinople. He is widely considered the most accomplished rhetorical stylist of the patristic age.:xxi As a classically trained orator and philosopher he infused Hellenism into the early church, establishing the paradigm of Byzantine theologians and church officials.:xxiv
January 25, 477 Genseric King of the Vandals and Alans who established the Vandal Kingdom was one of the key players in the troubles of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century. During his nearly 50 years of rule, he raised a relatively insignificant Germanic tribe to the status of a major Mediterranean power — which, after he died, entered a swift decline and eventual collapse
April 25, 501 Saint Rusticus (Archbishop of Lyon) the Archbishop of Lyon, since the year 494, the successor of Saint Lupicinus of Lyon. Later canonized, his feast day is 25 April. He was the son of Aquilinus , nobleman at Lyon; and a schoolfellow and friend of Sidonius Apollinaris, who was a vicarius of a province in Gaul under the father of Sidonius between 423 and 448, and his wife Tullia , and the great-grandson of Decimus Rusticus and his wife Artemia, and also of Saint Eucherius and his wife Gallia. He was also the brother of Viventiolus
November 25, 559 Emperor Wenxuan of Northern Qi the first emperor of the Northern He was the second son of Eastern Wei's paramount general Gao Huan, and the death of his brother and Gao Huan's designated successor Gao Cheng in 549 became the regent of Eastern Wei. In 550, he forced Emperor Xiaojing of Eastern Wei to yield the throne to him, ending Eastern Wei and starting Northern Qi
May 25, 615 Pope Boniface IV Pope from 25 September 608 to his death in 615. He is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church
October 25, 625 Pope Boniface V Pope from 23 December 619 to his death in 625. He did much for the Christianising of England and enacted the decree by which churches became places of refuge for criminals
June 25, 635 Emperor Gaozu of Tang the founder of the Tang Dynasty of China, and the first emperor of this dynasty from 618 to 626. Under the Sui dynasty, Li Yuan was the governor in the area of modern-day Shanxi, and was based in Taiyuan
May 25, 675 Li Hong a crown prince of the Chinese dynasty Tang Dynasty. He was the fifth son of Emperor Gaozong and the oldest son of his second wife Empress Wu , and he was made the crown prince in 656. As he grew older, he often came in conflict with his ambitious mother Empress Wu, and it is commonly believed by traditional historians that she poisoned him to death in 675. His father Emperor Gaozong, then still reigning, posthumously honored him with an imperial title
October 25, 686 Prince Ōtsu a Japanese poet and the son of Emperor Temmu.
May 25, 709 Aldhelm born before the middle of the 7th century. He is said to have been the son of Kenten, who was of the royal house of Wessex. He was certainly not, as his early biographer Faritius asserts, the brother of King Ine. After his death he was venerated as a saint, his feast day being the day of his death, 25 May
September 25, 744 Yazid III an Umayyad caliph. He reigned for six months, from April 15 to October 3 or 4, 744, and died in that office
January 25, 750 Ibrahim ibn al-Walid an Umayyad caliph, and a son of Caliph al-Walid He only ruled for a short time in 744 before he abdicated, and went into hiding out of fear of his political opponents. The shortness of this time and his incomplete acceptance led Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari to state that he did not succeed in becoming caliph. However, at Tabari does record that Ibrahim as caliph did confirm the appointment of Abdallah ibn Umar as governor of Iraq
February 25, 777 Saint Walpurga an English missionary to the Frankish Empire. She was canonized on 1 May 870 by Pope Adrian Walpurgis Night is the name for the eve of her day, which coincides with May Day
December 25, 795 Pope Adrian I Pope from 1 February 772 to his death in 795. He was the son of Theodore, a Roman nobleman
February 25, 805 Emperor Dezong of Tang an emperor of the Chinese Tang Dynasty and the oldest son of his father Emperor Daizong. His reign of 26 years was the third longest in the Tang dynasty. Emperor Dezong started out as a diligent and frugal emperor and he tried to reform the governmental finances by introducing new tax laws. His attempts to destroy the powerful regional warlords and the subsequent mismanagement of those campaigns, however, resulted in a number of rebellions that nearly destroyed him and the Tang Dynasty. After those events, he dealt cautiously with the regional governors, causing warlordism to become unchecked, and his trust of eunuchs caused the eunuchs' power to rise greatly. He was also known for his paranoia about officials' wielding too much power, and late in his reign, he did not grant much authority to his chancellors
February 25, 806 Patriarch Tarasios of Constantinople Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 25 December 784 until his death on 25 February 806.
February 25, 814 Sufyan ibn `Uyaynah a prominent eighth-century Islamic religious scholar from Mecca. He was from the third generation of Islam referred to as the Tābi`u al-Tābiʻīn, "the followers of the followers". He specialized in the field of hadith and Qur'an exegesis and was described by al-Dhahabī as shaykh al-Islam—a preeminent Islamic authority. Some of his students achieved much renown in their own right, establishing schools of thought that have survived until the present
December 25, 820 Leo V the Armenian Emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 813 to 820. A senior general, he forced his predecessor, Michael I Rangabe, to abdicate and assumed the throne. He ended the decade-long war with the Bulgars, and initiated the second period of Byzantine Iconoclasm. He was assassinated by supporters of Michael the Amorian, one of his most trusted generals, who succeeded him on the throne
January 25, 844 Pope Gregory IV Pope from October 827 to his death in 844. His pontificate was notable for the papacy’s attempts to intervene in the quarrels between the emperor Louis the Pious and his sons. It also saw the breakup of the Carolingian Empire in 843
June 25, 862 Al-Muntasir the Abbasid caliph in Baghdad from 861 to 862, during the "Anarchy at Samarra". His title means He that Triumphs in the Lord
October 25, 912 Rudolph I of Burgundy King of Burgundy from his election in 888 until his death.
May 25, 916 Flann Sinna the son of Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid of Clann Cholmáin, a branch of the southern Uí Néill. He was King of Mide from 877 onwards and is counted as a High King of Ireland. His mother Lann was a sister of Cerball mac Dúnlainge the king of Osraige
May 25, 992 Mieszko I of Poland the ruler of the Polans from about 960 until his death. A member of the Piast dynasty, he was a son of Siemomysł, a grandchild of Lestek, the father of Bolesław I the Brave , the likely father of Sigrid the Haughty and the grandfather of Cnut the Great
January 25, 1003 Lothair Margrave of the Nordmark a Saxon count and Margrave of the Northern March from about 983 until his death.
March 25, 1005 Kenneth III of Scotland King of Scots from 997 to 1005. He was the son of Dub. Many of the Scots sources refer to him as Giric son of Kenneth son of Dub, which is taken to be an error. An alternate explanation is that Kenneth had a son, Giric, who ruled jointly with his father
November 25, 1034 Malcolm II of Scotland King of the Scots from 1005 until his death. He was a son of Cináed mac Maíl Coluim; the Prophecy of Berchán says that his mother was a woman of Leinster and refers to him as Máel Coluim Forranach, "the destroyer"
January 25, 1042 Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad the founder and eponym of the Abbadid dynasty; he was the first independent Muslim ruler of Seville in Al-Andalus ,dying in 1042.
October 25, 1047 Magnus the Good the King of Norway from 1035 and King of Denmark from 1042, ruling over both countries until his death in 1047.
March 25, 1051 Hugh IV Count of Maine Count of Maine from 1036 to 1051.
March 25, 1053 Procopius of Sázava a Czech saint. He studied at Prague where he was also ordained. He was a canon and a hermit and then became the founding abbot of Sázava near Prague. He is an alleged author of the Reims Gospel
September 25, 1066 Harald Hardrada King of Norway from 1046 to 1066. In addition, he unsuccessfully claimed the Danish throne until 1064 and the English throne in 1066. Prior to becoming king, Harald had spent around fifteen years in exile as a mercenary and military commander in Kievan Rus' and in the Byzantine Empire
September 25, 1066 Tostig Godwinson an Anglo-Saxon Earl of Northumbria and brother of King Harold Godwinson.
January 25, 1067 Emperor Yingzong of Song the fifth emperor of the Song Dynasty of China. His personal name was originally Zhao Zongshi but he later changed it to Zhao Shu. He reigned from 1063 to 1067. His temple name means "Outstandingly Talented Ancestor"
April 25, 1074 Herman I Margrave of Baden the Margrave of Verona and the ancestor of the line of Margraves of Baden.
April 25, 1077 Géza I of Hungary King of Hungary from 1074 until his death. He was the eldest son of King Béla His baptismal name was Magnus. When his father died in 1063, Géza's cousin Solomon acquired the crown with German assistance, forcing Géza to leave Hungary. Géza returned with Polish reinforcements and signed a treaty with Solomon in early 1064. In the treaty, Géza and his brother, Ladislaus acknowledged the rule of Solomon, who granted them their father's former duchy, which encompassed one-third of the Kingdom of Hungary
May 25, 1085 Pope Gregory VII Pope from 22 April 1073 to his death in 1085.
September 25, 1086 William VIII Duke of Aquitaine duke of Gascony , and then duke of Aquitaine and count of Poitiers between 1058 and 1086, succeeding his brother William VII.
December 25, 1086 Judith of Bohemia a Bohemian princess of the Přemyslid dynasty, and Duchess of Poland by marriage.
May 25, 1102 Pope Michael IV of Alexandria also known as Khail IV, 68th Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of the See of Mark.
November 25, 1120 William Adelin the son of Henry I of England by his wife Matilda of Scotland, and was thus heir-apparent to the throne. His early death without issue caused a succession crisis, known in history as The Anarchy
November 25, 1120 Richard d'Avranches 2nd Earl of Chester the son of Hugh, 1st Earl of Chester and Ermentrude of Clermont.
November 25, 1127 Minamoto no Yoshimitsu a Minamoto clan samurai during Japan's Heian Period. His brother was the famous Minamoto no Yoshiie. Minamoto no Yoshimitsu is credited as the ancient progenitor of the Japanese martial art, Daitō-ryū aiki-jūjutsu. Yoshimitsu is also known as Shinra Saburō