1239 Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256) was born on this day in history.
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 December - 17 birth of prince Rupert of the Rhine, commander in the English Civil War (d. 1682)
1632 On December - 17 birth of anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695)
1638 On December - 17 birth of johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer
0535 On December - 17 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 On December - 17 gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies
1195 Boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies on this day in history.
1213 Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53 on this day in history.
1273 Death of Rumi (b.1207) on December - 17.
1471 On this day in history isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies