Historical Events In December - 17
Friday, 06 December 2019
0283 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
0695 Begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693] on this day in history.
0920 Romanos I is crowned as co-emperor of the underage Emperor Constantine VII on December - 17.
0942 On December - 17 assassination of William I of Normandy.
0942 On this day in history william Longsword
1187 On December - 17 gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies
1195 On December - 17 boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies
1213 Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53 on December - 17.
1273 Rumi (b.1207) on this day in history.
1398 Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud's armies in Delhi are defeated by Timur on this day in history.
1471 On this day in history isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies
1493 On December - 17 philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum)
1526 Ferdinand of Austria chosen as King of Bohemia on December - 17.
1531 On this day in history pope Clement VII establishes a parallel body to the Inquisition in Lisbon, Portugal.
1538 Pope Paul III excommunicated England's King Henry VIII on this day in history.
1554 On this day in history 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 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 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 this day in history.
1637 Shimabara Rebellion: Japanese peasants led by Amakusa Shiro rise against daimyo Matsukura Shigeharu on this day in history.
1638 On December - 17 french/Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine
1638 Johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer on December - 17.
1651 Wolfgang Schonsleder, composer, dies at 81 on this day in history.
1679 Don Juan, ruler of Spain, dies on this day in history.
1706 ChĂ´telet, la belle Emilie, French writer on December - 17.
1711 Arnold Moonen, vicar/literature (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies on December - 17.
1718 England declares war on Spain on this day in history.
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 December - 17 william Floyd, US soldier/signer (Declaration of Independence)
1745 Bonnie Prince Charles army retreats to Scotland on this day in history.