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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.  

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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 December - 17 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 December - 17 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  

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Famous Deaths In December - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On this day in history death of emperor Ankan of Japan (b. 466)  

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

0942  Death of William Longsword on this day in history.  

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 December - 17 jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53  

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

1471  On December - 17 isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies  

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