Historical Events In December - 17
Saturday, 20 April 2019
0283 On this day in history 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 December - 17.
0942 Assassination of William I of Normandy on December - 17.
0942 William Longsword on December - 17.
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 this day in history.
1213 Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies
1493 Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum) on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1538 On December - 17 pope Paul III excommunicated England's King Henry VIII
1554 On December - 17 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 Spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands on December - 17.
1586 Emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan on this day in history.
1587 Earl Leicesters army leaves Netherlands on December - 17.
1600 On December - 17 marriage of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici.
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 this day in history.
1638 On December - 17 french/Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine
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 this day in history.
1706 Chôtelet, la belle Emilie, French writer on this day in history.
1711 On this day in history arnold Moonen, vicar/literature (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies
1718 On December - 17 england declares war on Spain
1728 Congregation Shearith Israel of NY purchases a lot on Mill Street in lower Manhattan, to build NY's 1st synagogue on December - 17.
1734 William Floyd, US soldier/signer (Declaration of Independence) on December - 17.
1745 On this day in history bonnie Prince Charles army retreats to Scotland