Historical Events In December - 17
Monday, 03 October 2022
0283 On December - 17 st Gaius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0546 Gothic War (535-554): The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison on December - 17.
0695 On December - 17 begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693]
0920 On this day in history romanos I is crowned as co-emperor of the underage Emperor Constantine VII.
0942 Assassination of William I of Normandy on December - 17.
0942 William Longsword on December - 17.
1187 Gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies on December - 17.
1195 Boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies on this day in history.
1213 On this day in history jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53
1273 Rumi (b.1207) on December - 17.
1398 Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud's armies in Delhi are defeated by Timur on this day in history.
1471 Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies on this day in history.
1493 Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum) on this day in history.
1526 Ferdinand of Austria chosen as King of Bohemia on December - 17.
1531 Pope Clement VII establishes a parallel body to the Inquisition in Lisbon, Portugal on December - 17.
1538 Pope Paul III excommunicated England's King Henry VIII on December - 17.
1554 On December - 17 ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne
1562 On this day in history adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82
1572 On December - 17 spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands
1586 Emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan on December - 17.
1587 On this day in history earl Leicesters army leaves Netherlands
1600 Marriage of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici on December - 17.
1619 Ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician on December - 17.
1637 On December - 17 shimabara Rebellion: Japanese peasants led by Amakusa Shiro rise against daimyo Matsukura Shigeharu.
1638 French/Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine on December - 17.
1638 On December - 17 johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer
1651 Wolfgang Schonsleder, composer, dies at 81 on December - 17.
1679 On December - 17 don Juan, ruler of Spain, dies
1706 On this day in history chôtelet, la belle Emilie, French writer
1711 Arnold Moonen, vicar/literature (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies on this day in history.
1718 On December - 17 england declares war on Spain
1728 Congregation Shearith Israel of NY purchases a lot on Mill Street in lower Manhattan, to build NY's 1st synagogue on this day in history.
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.