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 On December - 17 birth of ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne
1619 On this day in history birth of ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician
1619 Prince Rupert of the Rhine, commander in the English Civil War (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.
1632 On this day in history birth of anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695)
1638 On December - 17 birth of johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer
0535 Death of Emperor Ankan of Japan (b. 466) on this day in history.
0695 On December - 17 begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693]
0942 Death of William Longsword on this day in history.
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 On this day in history jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53
1273 Death of Rumi (b.1207) on December - 17.
1471 Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies on December - 17.