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