Historical Events In December - 17
Thursday, 24 September 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 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1213 On December - 17 jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53
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 December - 17 isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies
1493 Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum) on this day in history.
1526 On December - 17 ferdinand of Austria chosen as King of Bohemia
1531 On December - 17 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 December - 17.
1562 On this day in history adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82
1572 Spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands on this day in history.
1586 On December - 17 emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan.
1587 Earl Leicesters army leaves Netherlands on December - 17.
1600 On December - 17 marriage of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici.
1619 Ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician on this day in history.
1637 Shimabara Rebellion: Japanese peasants led by Amakusa Shiro rise against daimyo Matsukura Shigeharu on December - 17.
1638 On this day in history french/Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine
1638 On December - 17 johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer
1651 Wolfgang Schonsleder, composer, dies at 81 on December - 17.
1679 Don Juan, ruler of Spain, dies on this day in history.
1706 On December - 17 chôtelet, la belle Emilie, French writer
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 On this day in history congregation Shearith Israel of NY purchases a lot on Mill Street in lower Manhattan, to build NY's 1st synagogue
1734 On December - 17 william Floyd, US soldier/signer (Declaration of Independence)
1745 On December - 17 bonnie Prince Charles army retreats to Scotland