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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.  


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Famous Birthdays In October - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1253  Ivo of Kermartin, ]]) was born today in history.  

1563  Today in history birth of jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer  

1577  On this day in history birth of cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith)  

1582  Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (d. 1637) was born on October - 17.  

1623  Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (d. 1687) was born today in history.  

1626  On October - 17 birth of simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt)  

1688  Today in history birth of domenico Zipoli, composer  

1696  On October - 17 birth of august III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen  


Famous Deaths In October - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0532  Today in history boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies  

1174  Death of Queen Petronila of Aragon (b. 1135) today in history.  

1312  Jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies today in history.  

1552  On October - 17 andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53  

1586  Philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32 today in history.  

1616  Death of John Pitts, Catholic scholar and writer. (b. 1560) today in history.  

1638  Death of Gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63 today in history.  

1660  Death of Adrian Scrope, English regicide (b. 1601) on October - 17.  


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