Historical Events In December - 17
Thursday, 13 May 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 Begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693] on December - 17.
0920 Romanos I is crowned as co-emperor of the underage Emperor Constantine VII on December - 17.
0942 Assassination of William I of Normandy on December - 17.
0942 On this day in history 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 Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53 on this day in history.
1273 On December - 17 rumi (b.1207)
1398 On this day in history sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud's armies in Delhi are defeated by Timur.
1471 Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies on this day in history.
1493 On December - 17 philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum)
1526 Ferdinand of Austria chosen as King of Bohemia on December - 17.
1531 Pope Clement VII establishes a parallel body to the Inquisition in Lisbon, Portugal on this day in history.
1538 On December - 17 pope Paul III excommunicated England's King Henry VIII
1554 Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne on this day in history.
1562 On this day in history adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82
1572 On December - 17 spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands
1586 Emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan on December - 17.
1587 On this day in history earl Leicesters army leaves Netherlands
1600 Marriage of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici on this day in history.
1619 Ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician on this day in history.
1637 Shimabara Rebellion: Japanese peasants led by Amakusa Shiro rise against daimyo Matsukura Shigeharu on December - 17.
1638 On December - 17 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 On this day in history chôtelet, la belle Emilie, French writer
1711 On December - 17 arnold Moonen, vicar/literature (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies
1718 On December - 17 england declares war on Spain
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 this day in history.