1239 On this day in history birth of kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256)
1267 Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324) was born on this day in history.
1493 Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum) was born on December - 17.
1554 On this day in history 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 Prince Rupert of the Rhine, commander in the English Civil War (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.
1632 Anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695) was born on this day in history.
1638 Johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer was born on December - 17.
0535 Death of Emperor Ankan of Japan (b. 466) on this day in history.
0695 Begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693] on December - 17.
0942 On December - 17 death of william Longsword
1187 Gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies on this day in history.
1195 On December - 17 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 death of rumi (b.1207)
1471 Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies on December - 17.