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Historical Events In December - 17

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

0283  St Gaius begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  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  Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

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  Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies on December - 17.  

1493  On December - 17 philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum)  

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 this day in history 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  Adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82 on this day in history.  

1572  Spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands on this day in history.  

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

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

1600  Marriage of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1711  Arnold Moonen, vicar/literature (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies on December - 17.  

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  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  On December - 17 birth of kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256)  

1267  On December - 17 birth of emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324)  

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

1554  On December - 17 birth of ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne  

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

1638  On this day in history birth of johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer  

Famous Deaths In December - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  Death of Emperor Ankan of Japan (b. 466) on December - 17.  

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

0942  On December - 17 death of william Longsword  

1187  On December - 17 gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies  

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 December - 17.  

1273  On this day in history death of rumi (b.1207)  

1471  Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies on this day in history.  

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