Historical Events In March - 17
Tuesday, 28 November 2023
0180 Marcus Aurelius dies. Commodus is now the only emperor of the Roman Empire on March - 17.
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 this day in history.
0461 St Patrick, patron St of Ireland, dies in Saul (according to legend) on March - 17.
0659 Gertrudis van Nijvel, saint/patron of travellers, dies at about 32 on this day in history.
1040 Harold Harefoot (Harold I), King of England (1035-40), dies on March - 17.
1058 On March - 17 king Lulach I of Scotland
1190 On March - 17 crusades complete massacre of Jews of York England
1199 Jocelin, bishop of Glasgow on this day in history.
1328 On this day in history treaty of Edinburgh by which England acknowledged the independence of Scotland under Robert 1 was concluded at Edinburgh
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 this day in history.
1516 On March - 17 giuliano de' Medici, monarch of Florence, dies at 37
1521 Ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines on March - 17.
1521 Magelhaes lands on Homohon on this day in history.
1526 French king François I freed from Spain on this day in history.
1526 French king Francois I freed from Spain on this day in history.
1537 French troops invade Flanders on this day in history.
1565 On this day in history alexander Alesius, [Aless/Alane], Scottish theologist/physician, dies at 64
1577 On March - 17 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 On March - 17 francesco Albana, Ital painter (Mary's Ascension)
1580 On this day in history prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam
1588 On March - 17 petrus Dathenus, Flemish minister/physician (Psalms of David), dies
1605 Pieter Bast, [Bastius], Dutch engraver/cartographer, dies at about 34 on March - 17.
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 March - 17 cromwell abolishes the monarchy and declares England a Commonwealth
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 Pro-Charles II plot in England discovered on March - 17.
1664 Georg Osterreich, composer on this day in history.