Historical Events In December - 17
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
0283 On this day in history st Gaius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0546 Gothic War (535-554): The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison on this day in history.
0695 Begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693] on this day in history.
0920 On this day in history romanos I is crowned as co-emperor of the underage Emperor Constantine VII.
0942 On December - 17 assassination of William I of Normandy.
0942 On December - 17 william Longsword
1187 Gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies on December - 17.
1195 Boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies on December - 17.
1213 Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53 on December - 17.
1273 On this day in history rumi (b.1207)
1398 Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud's armies in Delhi are defeated by Timur on this day in history.
1471 On this day in history isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies
1493 Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum) on this day in history.
1526 Ferdinand of Austria chosen as King of Bohemia on this day in history.
1531 On December - 17 pope Clement VII establishes a parallel body to the Inquisition in Lisbon, Portugal.
1538 On December - 17 pope Paul III excommunicated England's King Henry VIII
1554 On this day in history ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne
1562 On this day in history adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82
1572 On this day in history spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands
1586 Emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan on December - 17.
1587 On December - 17 earl Leicesters army leaves Netherlands
1600 On December - 17 marriage of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici.
1619 Ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician on this day in history.
1637 On this day in history shimabara Rebellion: Japanese peasants led by Amakusa Shiro rise against daimyo Matsukura Shigeharu.
1638 French/Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine on December - 17.
1638 On December - 17 johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer
1651 On December - 17 wolfgang Schonsleder, composer, dies at 81
1679 On December - 17 don Juan, ruler of Spain, dies
1706 On this day in history chôtelet, la belle Emilie, French writer
1711 Arnold Moonen, vicar/literature (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies on December - 17.
1718 England declares war on Spain on this day in history.
1728 Congregation Shearith Israel of NY purchases a lot on Mill Street in lower Manhattan, to build NY's 1st synagogue on this day in history.
1734 On December - 17 william Floyd, US soldier/signer (Declaration of Independence)
1745 Bonnie Prince Charles army retreats to Scotland on December - 17.