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Historical Events In December - 17

Sunday, 28 February 2021

0283  St Gaius begins his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 17.  

0546  Gothic War (535-554): The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison on December - 17.  

0695  On this day in history begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693]  

0920  Romanos I is crowned as co-emperor of the underage Emperor Constantine VII on this day in history.  

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 December - 17.  

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

1213  On this day in history jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53  

1273  On December - 17 rumi (b.1207)  

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

1471  On December - 17 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  Pope Clement VII establishes a parallel body to the Inquisition in Lisbon, Portugal on this day in history.  

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  Adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82 on December - 17.  

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

1586  On this day in history emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan.  

1587  Earl Leicesters army leaves Netherlands on December - 17.  

1600  Marriage of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici on December - 17.  

1619  On this day in history ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician  

1637  On December - 17 shimabara Rebellion: Japanese peasants led by Amakusa Shiro rise against daimyo Matsukura Shigeharu.  

1638  On this day in history french/Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine  

1638  Johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer on this day in history.  

1651  Wolfgang Schonsleder, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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

1706  Chôtelet, la belle Emilie, French writer on December - 17.  

1711  On December - 17 arnold Moonen, vicar/literature (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies  

1718  On this day in history england declares war on Spain  

1728  On December - 17 congregation Shearith Israel of NY purchases a lot on Mill Street in lower Manhattan, to build NY's 1st synagogue  

1734  On this day in history william Floyd, US soldier/signer (Declaration of Independence)  

1745  Bonnie Prince Charles army retreats to Scotland on December - 17.  

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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  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324)  

1493  Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum) was born on this day in history.  

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

1619  Ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician was born on December - 17.  

1619  On this day in history birth of prince Rupert of the Rhine, commander in the English Civil War (d. 1682)  

1632  On this day in history birth of anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695)  

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  On December - 17 begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693]  

0942  Death of William Longsword on December - 17.  

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  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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