Historical Events In December - 17
Monday, 27 January 2020
0283 On December - 17 st Gaius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
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 December - 17.
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 On December - 17 william Longsword
1187 Gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies on this day in history.
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 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 Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies on this day in history.
1493 On this day in history philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum)
1526 Ferdinand of Austria chosen as King of Bohemia on December - 17.
1531 Pope Clement VII establishes a parallel body to the Inquisition in Lisbon, Portugal on December - 17.
1538 Pope Paul III excommunicated England's King Henry VIII on December - 17.
1554 On this day in history ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne
1562 Adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82 on December - 17.
1572 On December - 17 spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands
1586 Emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan on this day in history.
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 On December - 17 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 On this day in history johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer
1651 Wolfgang Schonsleder, composer, dies at 81 on December - 17.
1679 Don Juan, ruler of Spain, dies on December - 17.
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 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 William Floyd, US soldier/signer (Declaration of Independence) on December - 17.
1745 On December - 17 bonnie Prince Charles army retreats to Scotland