Historical Events In December - 17
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
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 this day in history.
0920 Romanos I is crowned as co-emperor of the underage Emperor Constantine VII on December - 17.
0942 On this day in history assassination of William I of Normandy.
0942 William Longsword on December - 17.
1187 Gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies on December - 17.
1195 On December - 17 boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies
1213 Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53 on this day in history.
1273 Rumi (b.1207) on December - 17.
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 Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum) on December - 17.
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 this day in history.
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 Emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan on December - 17.
1587 On December - 17 earl Leicesters army leaves Netherlands
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 Shimabara Rebellion: Japanese peasants led by Amakusa Shiro rise against daimyo Matsukura Shigeharu on this day in history.
1638 French/Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine on this day in history.
1638 Johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer on this day in history.
1651 Wolfgang Schonsleder, composer, dies at 81 on December - 17.
1679 Don Juan, ruler of Spain, dies on December - 17.
1706 On this day in history chôtelet, la belle Emilie, French writer
1711 On December - 17 arnold Moonen, vicar/literature (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies
1718 On December - 17 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 Bonnie Prince Charles army retreats to Scotland on December - 17.