04 Dec is in December.
On 04 Dec 811 Charles "Younger" King Franks (age 39) died at Bavaria.
Florence of Worcester Continuation. 04 Dec 1138. Roger, bishop of Salisbury, a great builder of castles and fortified mansions, being worn to death with grief and vexation, died at his episcopal seat on the second of the nones [the 4th] of December, and was buried in that church, leaving in his castles immense sums of money, which fell not into the hands of God, but of king Stephen. There are those who say that more than forty thousand silver marks were found there, and that he had likewise hoarded a vast amount of gold, and a variety of ornaments, and knew not for whom he had gathered them. He enriched the church dedicated to St. Mary, mother of God, with magnificent ornaments.
Note 1. For the character of Roger, bishop of Salisbury, see Stephani," p. 370, and William of Malmesbury, p. 507.
On 04 Dec 1344 Pope John XII died.
On 04 Dec 1370 the Battle of Pontvallain was a French army under Bertrand du Guesclin heavily defeated an English force at Pontvallain which had broken away from an army commanded by Robert Knollys (age 45).
Thomas Grandison 4th Baron Grandison (age 31) commanded.
Alan Buxhull (age 47) fought.
On 04 Dec 1371 Reginald III Duke Guelders (age 38) died without issue. The Duke Guelders title passed to his sisters and their husband's resulting in a war of succession with William Jülich 3rd Duke Guelders 3rd Duke Jülich (age 7), son of his sister Marie Guelders Duchess Jülich eventually succeeding.
On 01 Dec 1529 ...
Andrew Windsor 1st Baron Windsor (age 62) was created 1st Baron Windsor of Stanwell in Buckinghamshire. Elizabeth Blount Baroness Windsor (age 60) by marriage Baroness Windsor of Stanwell in Buckinghamshire.
On 02 Dec 1529 ...
Thomas Burgh 7th Baron Cobham 5th Baron Strabolgi 1st Baron Burgh (age 41) was created 1st Baron Burgh. Agnes Tyrwhitt Baroness Cobham, Strabolgi and Burgh (age 48) by marriage Baroness Burgh. This is regarded as a new creation rather than a continuation of the previous creation Baron Burgh since Thomas's father was never summoned to Parliament due to his insanity. Some sources refer to Thomas as the 3rd Baron Burgh.
On 04 Dec 1529 Edmund Braye 1st Baron Braye (age 45) was created 1st Baron Braye.
On 04 Dec 1548 a double wedding of a father and son, and a mother and daughter, was celebrated at Hengrave Hall, Bury St Edmunds.
John Bourchier 2nd Earl Bath (age 49) and Margaret Donnington Countess Bath (age 39) were married. She by marriage Countess Bath. He the son of John Bourchier 1st Earl Bath and Cecily Daubeney Baroness Fitzwarin. He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward III of England.
On 04 Dec 1607 John Freschville 1st Baron Frescheville was born to Peter Freschville (age 36) and Joyce Fleetwood.
On 04 Dec 1611 Matthias I Holy Roman Emperor (age 54) and Anna of Austria Holy Roman Empress (age 26) were married. Anna of Austria Holy Roman Empress by marriage Holy Roman Empress. The difference in their ages was 28 years. He the son of Maximilian Habsburg Spain II Holy Roman Emperor and Maria of Spain Holy Roman Empress. They were first cousins.
On 04 Dec 1649 John Egerton 1st Earl Bridgewater (age 70) died. His son John Egerton 2nd Earl Bridgewater (age 26) succeeded 2nd Earl Bridgewater 2C 1617, 3rd Viscount Brackley. Elizabeth Cavendish Countess Bridgewater (age 22) by marriage Countess Bridgewater.
Evelyn's Diary. 04 Dec 1661. I had much discourse with the Duke of York (age 28), concerning strange cures he affirmed of a woman who swallowed a whole ear of barley, which worked out at her side. I told him of the KNIFE SWALLOWED and the pins.
On 04 Dec 1706 Robert "Beau Handsome" Fielding (age 56) was found guilty of bigamy. The marriage between him and Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland (age 66) was annulled. He escaped sentence by producing a letter from Queen Anne of England Scotland and Ireland (age 41) suspending his sentences. He lived out his days with Mary Wadsworth.
On 04 Dec 1719 Charles Lennox 2nd Duke Richmond (age 18) and Sarah Cadogan Duchess Richmond (age 14) were married at The Hague. He was, apparently, forced into the marriage to pay off his, or his father's debts since she brought a considerable dowry. She the daughter of William Cadogan 1st Earl Cadogan (age 47) and Margaret Cecilia Munter Countess Cadogan. He the son of Charles Lennox 1st Duke Richmond (age 47) and Anne Brudenell Duchess Richmond (age 48). He a grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.
On 04 Dec 1753 Richard Boyle 3rd Earl Burlington (age 59) died. Earl Burlington 1C 1664 extinct. His daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Boyle Marchioness Hartington (age 22) succeeded 6th Baroness Clifford.
On 04 Dec 1770 John Perceval 2nd Earl Egmont (age 59) died at Pall Mall [Map]. His son John Perceval 3rd Earl Egmont (age 32) succeeded 3rd Earl Egmont, 3rd Viscount Perceval of Kanturk in County Cork, 3rd Baron Perceval of Burton in County Cork, 7th Baronet Perceval of Kanturk in County Cork, 2nd Baron Lovel and Holland of Enmore in Somerset. Isabella Powlett Countess Egmont by marriage Countess Egmont.
On 04 or 05 Dec 1821 John Henniker-Major 2nd Baron Henniker (age 69) died. His nephew John Minet Henniker-Major 3rd Baron Henniker (age 44) succeeded 3rd Baron Henniker of Stratford upon Slaney in County Wicklow, 4th Baronet Major of Worlingsworth Hall in Suffolk.
On 04 Dec 1828 Robert Jenkinson 2nd Earl Liverpool (age 58) died. His brother Charles Jenkinson 3rd Earl Liverpool (age 44) succeeded 3rd Earl Liverpool 1C 1796, 3rd Baron Hawkesbury of Hawkesbury in Gloucestershire, 9th Baronet Jenkinson of Walcot in Oxfordshire and of Hawkesbury in Gloucestershire.
On 04 Dec 1835 John Crewe 2nd Baron Crewe (age 63) died.
On 04 Dec 1841 Francis Power Plantagenet Hastings 14th Earl Huntingdon was born to Francis Theophilus Henry Hastings 13th Earl Huntingdon (age 33).
On 04 Dec 1849 Carlos María Fitz James Stuart 16th Duke Alba 14th Duke Veragua 9th Duke Berwick was born to Jacopo Fitz James Stuart 15th Duke Alba 13th Duke Veragua 8th Duke Berwick (age 28) at Madrid.
On 04 Dec 1851 Thomas Howard 16th Earl Suffolk 9th Earl Berkshire (age 75) died. His son Charles Howard 17th Earl Suffolk 10th Earl Berkshire (age 46) succeeded 17th Earl Suffolk 4C 1603, 10th Earl Berkshire 2C 1626. Isabella Catherine Mary Howard-Molyneux-Howard Countess Suffolk and Berkshire (age 45) by marriage Countess Suffolk, Countess Berkshire.NOTEXT
On 04 Dec 1883 Eric Spencer Wentworth-Fitzwilliam 9th and 7th Earl Fitzwilliam was born to William Thomas Wentworth-Fitzwilliam 6th and 4th Earl Fitzwilliam (age 68) and Frances Harriet Douglas Countess Fitzwilliam.
On 04 Dec 1918 Augustus Charles Lennox Fitzroy 7th Duke Grafton (age 97) died in Wakefield Lodge Pottersbury. His son Alfred Fitzroy 8th Duke Grafton (age 68) succeeded 8th Duke Grafton 1C 1675, 8th Earl Euston, 8th Viscount Ipswich, 8th Baron Sudbury, 9th Earl Arlington, 9th Viscount Thetford, 9th Baron Arlington of Arlington in Middlesex 1C 1665 and 9th Baron Arlington of Arlington in Middlesex 2C 1672. Susanna Mary Mctaggart Stewart Duchess Grafton by marriage Duchess Grafton.
On 04 Dec 1964 Eva Mary FitzHardinge Milman 16th Baroness Berkeley (age 89) died. Baron Berkeley 2C 1421 abeyant between her two daughters Mary Lalle Foley 17th Baroness Berkeley (age 59) and Cynthia Ella Foley (age 55).
On 04 Dec 2000 Colin Cowdrey 1st Baron Cowdrey (age 67) died.