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Historical Events In December - 17

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

0283  On this day in history st Gaius begins his reign as Catholic Pope  

0546  On this day in history gothic War (535-554): The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison.  

0695  Begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693] on December - 17.  

0920  On December - 17 romanos I is crowned as co-emperor of the underage Emperor Constantine VII.  

0942  Assassination of William I of Normandy on December - 17.  

0942  On December - 17 william Longsword  

1187  Gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies on this day in history.  

1195  Boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies on this day in history.  

1213  On December - 17 jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53  

1273  Rumi (b.1207) on this day in history.  

1398  Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud's armies in Delhi are defeated by Timur on December - 17.  

1471  On December - 17 isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies  

1493  On this day in history philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum)  

1526  On December - 17 ferdinand of Austria chosen as King of Bohemia  

1531  On December - 17 pope Clement VII establishes a parallel body to the Inquisition in Lisbon, Portugal.  

1538  Pope Paul III excommunicated England's King Henry VIII on this day in history.  

1554  Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne on December - 17.  

1562  On December - 17 adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82  

1572  Spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands on December - 17.  

1586  On December - 17 emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan.  

1587  Earl Leicesters army leaves Netherlands on this day in history.  

1600  On December - 17 marriage of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici.  

1619  On December - 17 ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician  

1637  Shimabara Rebellion: Japanese peasants led by Amakusa Shiro rise against daimyo Matsukura Shigeharu on this day in history.  

1638  French/Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine on this day in history.  

1638  On December - 17 johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer  

1651  On this day in history wolfgang Schonsleder, composer, dies at 81  

1679  Don Juan, ruler of Spain, dies on December - 17.  

1706  On this day in history chôtelet, la belle Emilie, French writer  

1711  On this day in history arnold Moonen, vicar/literature (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies  

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 December - 17.  

1734  William Floyd, US soldier/signer (Declaration of Independence) on this day in history.  

1745  On this day in history bonnie Prince Charles army retreats to Scotland  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1239  Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256) was born on this day in history.  

1267  Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324) was born on this day in history.  

1493  Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum) was born on December - 17.  

1554  On this day in history birth of ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne  

1619  Ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician was born on this day in history.  

1619  Prince Rupert of the Rhine, commander in the English Civil War (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

1632  Anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695) was born on December - 17.  

1638  On December - 17 birth of johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer  

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Famous Deaths In December - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  Death of Emperor Ankan of Japan (b. 466) on this day in history.  

0695  Begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693] on December - 17.  

0942  Death of William Longsword on this day in history.  

1187  On this day in history gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies  

1195  Boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies on this day in history.  

1213  On December - 17 jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53  

1273  On December - 17 death of rumi (b.1207)  

1471  On this day in history isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies  

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