13th December 1466
Donatello, Italian painter and sculptor, died. 550 years.
13th December 1716
Charles de La Fosse, French painter, one of the most noted pupils of Le Brun, dies. 300 years.
14th December 1866
Roger Fry, English artist and art critic, and a member of the Bloomsbury Group is born. 150 years.
15th December 1966
Walt Disney, American animator, director, screenwriter, producer and actor, co-founded The Walt Disney Company, dies. 50 years.
16th December 1866
Wassily Kandinsky, Russian-French painter and art theorist, credited with painting the first purely abstract works, is born. 150 years.
18th December 1916
Betty Grable, American musical film actress and pin-up girl from the 1930's and 40's, is born. 100 years.
19th December 1996
Marcello Vincenzo Domenico Mastroianni, Knight Grand Cross, Italian film actor, died in Paris. 20 years.
14th June 1653
Artemisia Lomi Gentileschi, Italian female painter, died. 365 years.
25th December 1066
William the Conqueror is crowned King of England. 950 years.
27th December 2011
Helen Frankenthaler, American painter and academic, died. 5 years.
28th December 1916
Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer, conductor of The Strauss Orchestra, dies. 100 years.
29th December 1986
Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, dies. 30 years.
30th December 1916
Grigori Rasputin, Russian mystic and healer closely associated to the Russian royal family, died. 100 years.
30th December 2011
Ronald Searle, British artist and satirical cartoonist, best remembered as the creator of St Trinian's School, dies. 5 years.

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