Historical Events In March - 17
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
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 March - 17.
0432 On this day in history st Patrick, a bishop, is carried off to Ireland as a slave
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 Gertrudis van Nijvel, saint/patron of travellers, dies at about 32 on March - 17.
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 On March - 17 crusades complete massacre of Jews of York England
1199 Jocelin, bishop of Glasgow on March - 17.
1328 On March - 17 treaty of Edinburgh by which England acknowledged the independence of Scotland under Robert 1 was concluded at Edinburgh
1337 Edward the Black Prince becomes Duke of Cornwall, the first ever British 'Duke' on this day in history.
1337 Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy made in England on March - 17.
1473 On this day in history james IV, king of Scotland (1488-1513)
1516 Giuliano de' Medici, monarch of Florence, dies at 37 on this day in history.
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 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 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 this day in history francesco Albana, Ital painter (Mary's Ascension)
1580 Prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam on this day in history.
1588 On this day in history petrus Dathenus, Flemish minister/physician (Psalms of David), dies
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 this day in history daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian
1640 On March - 17 philip Massinger, dramatist, dies
1649 Cromwell abolishes the monarchy and declares England a Commonwealth on this day in history.
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 March - 17.
1658 On March - 17 pro-Charles II plot in England discovered
1664 On March - 17 georg Osterreich, composer