Historical Events In December - 17
Wednesday, 08 July 2020
0283 St Gaius begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0546 On December - 17 gothic War (535-554): The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison.
0695 Begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693] on this day in history.
0920 On December - 17 romanos I is crowned as co-emperor of the underage Emperor Constantine VII.
0942 Assassination of William I of Normandy on this day in history.
0942 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 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 December - 17.
1471 Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies on December - 17.
1493 Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum) on this day in history.
1526 On this day in history ferdinand of Austria chosen as King of Bohemia
1531 On this day in history pope Clement VII establishes a parallel body to the Inquisition in Lisbon, Portugal.
1538 On December - 17 pope Paul III excommunicated England's King Henry VIII
1554 Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne on this day in history.
1562 Adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82 on this day in history.
1572 Spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands on December - 17.
1586 On this day in history emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan.
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 On December - 17 ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician
1637 On this day in history shimabara Rebellion: Japanese peasants led by Amakusa Shiro rise against daimyo Matsukura Shigeharu.
1638 French/Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine on this day in history.
1638 Johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer on this day in history.
1651 Wolfgang Schonsleder, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
1679 On December - 17 don Juan, ruler of Spain, dies
1706 ChĂ´telet, la belle Emilie, French writer on December - 17.
1711 Arnold Moonen, vicar/literature (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies on this day in history.
1718 On this day in history 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 December - 17.
1734 On December - 17 william Floyd, US soldier/signer (Declaration of Independence)
1745 Bonnie Prince Charles army retreats to Scotland on this day in history.