Historical Events In March - 17
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
0180 On this day in history marcus Aurelius dies. Commodus is now the only emperor of the Roman Empire.
0180 Antonius Marcus Aurelius, [Marcus Verus], Emperor of Rome, dies at 58 on this day in history.
0432 St Patrick, a bishop, is carried off to Ireland as a slave on this day in history.
0455 On March - 17 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 Gertrudis van Nijvel, saint/patron of travellers, dies at about 32 on this day in history.
1040 On this day in history harold Harefoot (Harold I), King of England (1035-40), dies
1058 On March - 17 king Lulach I of Scotland
1190 On this day in history crusades complete massacre of Jews of York England
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 March - 17.
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 this day in history.
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 Ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines on March - 17.
1521 Magelhaes lands on Homohon on this day in history.
1526 On this day in history french king François I freed from Spain
1526 French king Francois I freed from Spain on March - 17.
1537 French troops invade Flanders on March - 17.
1565 Alexander Alesius, [Aless/Alane], Scottish theologist/physician, dies at 64 on this day in history.
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 this day in history francesco Albana, Ital painter (Mary's Ascension)
1580 Prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam on March - 17.
1588 On this day in history petrus Dathenus, Flemish minister/physician (Psalms of David), dies
1605 Pieter Bast, [Bastius], Dutch engraver/cartographer, dies at about 34 on March - 17.
1613 Cupids, Newfoundland the wife of Nicholas Guy gives birth to a son; likely the first English child born in Newfoundland on March - 17.
1628 On this day in history daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian
1640 Philip Massinger, dramatist, dies on this day in history.
1649 Cromwell abolishes the monarchy and declares England a Commonwealth on this day in history.
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 March - 17 pro-Charles II plot in England discovered
1664 On March - 17 georg Osterreich, composer