Historical Events For October - 17
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
0532 Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope on October - 17.
0733 Battle at Poitiers: Charles Martel beats Abd al-Rachmans Omajjaden on October - 17.
1346 On October - 17 david II of Scotland, in attempting a military diversion to relieve the siege of Calais, is wounded and captured by England's Edward III.
1346 Today in history battle of Neville's Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by Edward III of England at Calais, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years.
1387 Swells convent Windesheim initiated on October - 17.
1404 Cosma de' Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII today in history.
1415 Jewish autonomy in Palestine ends, as Raban Gamliel leaves office today in history.
1448 On October - 17 second Battle of Kosovo, where the mainly Hungarian army led by John Hunyadi were defeated by an Ottoman army led by Sultan Murad II.
1456 The University of Greifswald is established, making it the second oldest university in northern Europe (also for a period the oldest in Sweden, and Prussia) on October - 17.
1469 Crown prince Fernando of Aragon marries princess Isabella of Castile today in history.
1483 Tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain today in history.