Historical Events In March - 17
Monday, 29 May 2023
0180 On this day in history 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 March - 17.
0455 On this day in history roman senator Petronius Maximus becomes Emperor
0461 On this day in history st Patrick, patron St of Ireland, dies in Saul (according to legend)
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 this day in history.
1058 King Lulach I of Scotland on March - 17.
1190 Crusades complete massacre of Jews of York England on this day in history.
1199 On this day in history jocelin, bishop of Glasgow
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 On March - 17 edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy made in England.
1473 James IV, king of Scotland (1488-1513) on March - 17.
1516 On this day in history giuliano de' Medici, monarch of Florence, dies at 37
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 this day in history 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 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 On this day in history pieter Bast, [Bastius], Dutch engraver/cartographer, dies at about 34
1613 Cupids, Newfoundland the wife of Nicholas Guy gives birth to a son; likely the first English child born in Newfoundland on this day in history.
1628 On this day in history daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian
1640 Philip Massinger, dramatist, dies on March - 17.
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 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 Georg Osterreich, composer on March - 17.
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