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Historical Events In December - 17

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

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

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

0695  Begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693] on this day in history.  

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

0942  On December - 17 assassination of William I of Normandy.  

0942  On December - 17 william Longsword  

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  Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53 on December - 17.  

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

1538  On December - 17 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  On this day in history adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82  

1572  On this day in history spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands  

1586  Emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan on December - 17.  

1587  On December - 17 earl Leicesters army leaves Netherlands  

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

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

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

1638  French/Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine on December - 17.  

1638  On December - 17 johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer  

1651  On December - 17 wolfgang Schonsleder, composer, dies at 81  

1679  On December - 17 don Juan, ruler of Spain, dies  

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

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

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 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 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 December - 17.  

1267  Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324) was born on December - 17.  

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

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  Anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695) was born on this day in history.  

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

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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 December - 17.  

0695  Begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693] on this day in history.  

0942  Death of William Longsword on December - 17.  

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

1195  Boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies on December - 17.  

1213  Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53 on December - 17.  

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

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

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