Major Events That Took Place on December 25

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People all over the world celebrate Christmas, the birthday of Jesus Christ, on December 25. Actually, 25th December is a monumental day. A lot of events having both national and international importance took place on this day. Here are some of them.

  1. Marco Polo, the Venetian merchant who traveled around the world, set his foot in China for the first time on December 25, 1275.
  2. Joan of Arc, whom the French consider as a national heroine, became the Queen of Orleans on December 25, 1430. She played a crucial role in the Hundred Years’ War and was later canonized as a Roman Catholic Saint.
  3. John Calvin, the French theologian and father of the theological system called Calvinism became the pastor of the Protestant Reformation on December 25, 1536.
  4. Famous spiritual leader and theologian Immanuel Cant received doctorate in Philosophy on December 25, 1755.
  5. Johann Goethe, who is widely known as the Shakespeare of Germany, completed his play ‘Gots Von Berli – Chingen’ on December 25, 1773.
  6. Ludwig van Beethoven, the German composer and pianist, organized his first concert on December 25, 1783.
  7. English poet Lord Byron wrote his famous poem ‘Hours of Idleness’ on December 25, 1807.
  8. Clara Burton, who founded American Red Cross Society and who served as a nurse during the Civil War, was born on December 25, 1821.
  9. Pundit Madan Mohan Malavia, who founded the Banaras Hindu University was born on December 25, 1861.

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