Historical Events In March - 17
Wednesday, 29 January 2020
0180 On March - 17 marcus Aurelius dies. Commodus is now the only emperor of the Roman Empire.
0180 On March - 17 antonius Marcus Aurelius, [Marcus Verus], Emperor of Rome, dies at 58
0432 St Patrick, a bishop, is carried off to Ireland as a slave on this day in history.
0455 Roman senator Petronius Maximus becomes Emperor on March - 17.
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 Harold Harefoot (Harold I), King of England (1035-40), dies on March - 17.
1058 King Lulach I of Scotland on this day in history.
1190 Crusades complete massacre of Jews of York England on March - 17.
1199 Jocelin, bishop of Glasgow on this day in history.
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 On this day in history edward the Black Prince becomes Duke of Cornwall, the first ever British 'Duke'
1337 Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy made in England on this day in history.
1473 James IV, king of Scotland (1488-1513) on March - 17.
1516 Giuliano de' Medici, monarch of Florence, dies at 37 on this day in history.
1521 Ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines on March - 17.
1521 On this day in history magelhaes lands on Homohon
1526 French king François I freed from Spain on this day in history.
1526 On this day in history french king Francois I freed from Spain
1537 On March - 17 french troops invade Flanders
1565 Alexander Alesius, [Aless/Alane], Scottish theologist/physician, dies at 64 on this day in history.
1577 On this day in history 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
1578 Francesco Albana, Ital painter (Mary's Ascension) on this day in history.
1580 On this day in history prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam
1588 Petrus Dathenus, Flemish minister/physician (Psalms of David), dies on March - 17.
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 On March - 17 daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian
1640 On this day in history philip Massinger, dramatist, dies
1649 On this day in history cromwell abolishes the monarchy and declares England a Commonwealth
1649 On this day in history gerardus Johannis Vossius, [Gerrit Vos], Dutch regent, dies at 71
1653 Johan van Galen, admiral (battle of Livorno), dies in battle at 48 on this day in history.
1658 On March - 17 pro-Charles II plot in England discovered
1664 Georg Osterreich, composer on March - 17.