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.