1239 Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese Shogun (d. 1256) was born on December - 17.
1267 On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324)
1493 On December - 17 birth of philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum)
1554 Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne was born on December - 17.
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 Anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695) was born on this day in history.
1638 Johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer was born on December - 17.
0535 On December - 17 death of emperor Ankan of Japan (b. 466)
0695 On this day in history begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693]
0942 On this day in history death of william Longsword
1187 Gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies on this day in history.
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 December - 17 death of rumi (b.1207)
1471 On December - 17 isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies