Historical Events In March - 17
Sunday, 09 December 2018
0180 Marcus Aurelius dies. Commodus is now the only emperor of the Roman Empire on March - 17.
0180 Antonius Marcus Aurelius, [Marcus Verus], Emperor of Rome, dies at 58 on this day in history.
0432 On March - 17 st Patrick, a bishop, is carried off to Ireland as a slave
0455 On this day in history roman senator Petronius Maximus becomes Emperor
0461 St Patrick, patron St of Ireland, dies in Saul (according to legend) on this day in history.
0659 On this day in history gertrudis van Nijvel, saint/patron of travellers, dies at about 32
1040 On this day in history harold Harefoot (Harold I), King of England (1035-40), dies
1058 On this day in history king Lulach I of Scotland
1190 Crusades complete massacre of Jews of York England on March - 17.
1199 On March - 17 jocelin, bishop of Glasgow
1328 Treaty of Edinburgh by which England acknowledged the independence of Scotland under Robert 1 was concluded at Edinburgh on this day in history.
1337 Edward the Black Prince becomes Duke of Cornwall, the first ever British 'Duke' on March - 17.
1337 Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy made in England on this day in history.
1473 On March - 17 james IV, king of Scotland (1488-1513)
1516 On March - 17 giuliano de' Medici, monarch of Florence, dies at 37
1521 On this day in history ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines
1521 Magelhaes lands on Homohon on this day in history.
1526 French king François I freed from Spain on March - 17.
1526 On March - 17 french king Francois I freed from Spain
1537 On March - 17 french troops invade Flanders
1565 On this day in history alexander Alesius, [Aless/Alane], Scottish theologist/physician, dies at 64
1577 Martin Frobisher c1539-1594 gets commission from the Cathay Company to hunt for gold in the Arctic; he will return with tons of worthless pyrites, which are dumped as street ballast in London, giving rise to the legend that the streets of London were paved with gold on March - 17.
1578 On March - 17 francesco Albana, Ital painter (Mary's Ascension)
1580 Prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam on this day in history.
1588 Petrus Dathenus, Flemish minister/physician (Psalms of David), dies on this day in history.
1605 On this day in history pieter Bast, [Bastius], Dutch engraver/cartographer, dies at about 34
1613 On this day in history cupids, Newfoundland the wife of Nicholas Guy gives birth to a son; likely the first English child born in Newfoundland
1628 Daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian on March - 17.
1640 On this day in history philip Massinger, dramatist, dies
1649 Cromwell abolishes the monarchy and declares England a Commonwealth on March - 17.
1649 Gerardus Johannis Vossius, [Gerrit Vos], Dutch regent, dies at 71 on March - 17.
1653 On this day in history johan van Galen, admiral (battle of Livorno), dies in battle at 48
1658 On this day in history pro-Charles II plot in England discovered
1664 Georg Osterreich, composer on March - 17.