Historical Events In March - 17
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
0180 Marcus Aurelius dies. Commodus is now the only emperor of the Roman Empire on this day in history.
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 On this day in history st Patrick, patron St of Ireland, dies in Saul (according to legend)
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 this day in history.
1058 On this day in history king Lulach I of Scotland
1190 Crusades complete massacre of Jews of York England on this day in history.
1199 On March - 17 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 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 March - 17.
1521 On March - 17 ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines
1521 Magelhaes lands on Homohon on this day in history.
1526 On March - 17 french king François I freed from Spain
1526 On March - 17 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 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 this day in history.
1578 On March - 17 francesco Albana, Ital painter (Mary's Ascension)
1580 On March - 17 prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam
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 On March - 17 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 Philip Massinger, dramatist, dies on March - 17.
1649 Cromwell abolishes the monarchy and declares England a Commonwealth on March - 17.
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 Pro-Charles II plot in England discovered on March - 17.
1664 On this day in history georg Osterreich, composer