Historical Events In December - 17
Sunday, 29 November 2020
0283 St Gaius begins his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 17.
0546 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 December - 17.
1273 Rumi (b.1207) on December - 17.
1398 On this day in history sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud's armies in Delhi are defeated by Timur.
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 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 December - 17.
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 Adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82 on December - 17.
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 this day in history 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 French/Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine on this day in history.
1638 Johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer on December - 17.
1651 On this day in history wolfgang Schonsleder, composer, dies at 81
1679 On this day in history don Juan, ruler of Spain, dies
1706 Chôtelet, la belle Emilie, French writer on December - 17.
1711 On this day in history arnold Moonen, vicar/literature (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies
1718 England declares war on Spain on December - 17.
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 December - 17 bonnie Prince Charles army retreats to Scotland