Historical Events In December - 17
Friday, 14 December 2018
0283 St Gaius begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0546 On this day in history 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 On this day in history romanos I is crowned as co-emperor of the underage Emperor Constantine VII.
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 On December - 17 jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53
1273 Rumi (b.1207) on December - 17.
1398 On December - 17 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 On this day in history philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum)
1526 On December - 17 ferdinand of Austria chosen as King of Bohemia
1531 On this day in history pope Clement VII establishes a parallel body to the Inquisition in Lisbon, Portugal.
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 this day in history.
1572 On December - 17 spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands
1586 On December - 17 emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan.
1587 On this day in history earl Leicesters army leaves Netherlands
1600 On December - 17 marriage of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici.
1619 On December - 17 ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician
1637 On this day in history shimabara Rebellion: Japanese peasants led by Amakusa Shiro rise against daimyo Matsukura Shigeharu.
1638 French/Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine on December - 17.
1638 Johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer on this day in history.
1651 On December - 17 wolfgang Schonsleder, composer, dies at 81
1679 Don Juan, ruler of Spain, dies on December - 17.
1706 Chôtelet, la belle Emilie, French writer on this day in history.
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 Bonnie Prince Charles army retreats to Scotland on December - 17.