Historical Events In December - 17
Sunday, 05 April 2020
0283 St Gaius begins his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 17.
0546 Gothic War (535-554): The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison on December - 17.
0695 On this day in history begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693]
0920 Romanos I is crowned as co-emperor of the underage Emperor Constantine VII on this day in history.
0942 On this day in history assassination of William I of Normandy.
0942 William Longsword on December - 17.
1187 On this day in history gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies
1195 Boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies on December - 17.
1213 Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53 on this day in history.
1273 On this day in history rumi (b.1207)
1398 Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud's armies in Delhi are defeated by Timur on December - 17.
1471 On this day in history isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies
1493 On this day in history philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum)
1526 On December - 17 ferdinand of Austria chosen as King of Bohemia
1531 Pope Clement VII establishes a parallel body to the Inquisition in Lisbon, Portugal on this day in history.
1538 On this day in history pope Paul III excommunicated England's King Henry VIII
1554 On December - 17 ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne
1562 On December - 17 adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82
1572 On December - 17 spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands
1586 On this day in history emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan.
1587 Earl Leicesters army leaves Netherlands on this day in history.
1600 On December - 17 marriage of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici.
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 On December - 17 french/Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine
1638 Johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer on this day in history.
1651 On December - 17 wolfgang Schonsleder, composer, dies at 81
1679 On this day in history don Juan, ruler of Spain, dies
1706 On December - 17 chĂ´telet, la belle Emilie, French writer
1711 Arnold Moonen, vicar/literature (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies on December - 17.
1718 On this day in history england declares war on Spain
1728 On December - 17 congregation Shearith Israel of NY purchases a lot on Mill Street in lower Manhattan, to build NY's 1st synagogue
1734 William Floyd, US soldier/signer (Declaration of Independence) on this day in history.
1745 On this day in history bonnie Prince Charles army retreats to Scotland