Historical Events In December - 17
Saturday, 10 April 2021
0283 St Gaius begins his reign as Catholic Pope on December - 17.
0546 Gothic War (535-554): The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison on December - 17.
0695 Begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693] on this day in history.
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 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 On December - 17 jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53
1273 Rumi (b.1207) on December - 17.
1398 Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud's armies in Delhi are defeated by Timur on this day in history.
1471 On December - 17 isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies
1493 Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum) on December - 17.
1526 On this day in history ferdinand of Austria chosen as King of Bohemia
1531 Pope Clement VII establishes a parallel body to the Inquisition in Lisbon, Portugal on this day in history.
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 December - 17 adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82
1572 On this day in history spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands
1586 On this day in history emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan.
1587 On this day in history earl Leicesters army leaves Netherlands
1600 Marriage of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici on this day in history.
1619 On this day in history ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician
1637 Shimabara Rebellion: Japanese peasants led by Amakusa Shiro rise against daimyo Matsukura Shigeharu on December - 17.
1638 On December - 17 french/Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine
1638 On this day in history johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer
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 On this day in history chôtelet, 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 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 December - 17.
1745 Bonnie Prince Charles army retreats to Scotland on December - 17.