Historical Events In March - 17
Sunday, 18 April 2021
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 March - 17.
0432 On this day in history st Patrick, a bishop, is carried off to Ireland as a slave
0455 On this day in history 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 On March - 17 gertrudis van Nijvel, saint/patron of travellers, dies at about 32
1040 On March - 17 harold Harefoot (Harold I), King of England (1035-40), dies
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 Treaty of Edinburgh by which England acknowledged the independence of Scotland under Robert 1 was concluded at Edinburgh on this day in history.
1337 Edward the Black Prince becomes Duke of Cornwall, the first ever British 'Duke' on March - 17.
1337 Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy made in England on this day in history.
1473 On March - 17 james IV, king of Scotland (1488-1513)
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 Magelhaes lands on Homohon on March - 17.
1526 French king François I freed from Spain on this day in history.
1526 French king Francois I freed from Spain on March - 17.
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 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 this day in history francesco Albana, Ital painter (Mary's Ascension)
1580 On March - 17 prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam
1588 Petrus Dathenus, Flemish minister/physician (Psalms of David), dies on March - 17.
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 Daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian on March - 17.
1640 Philip Massinger, dramatist, dies on March - 17.
1649 On this day in history cromwell abolishes the monarchy and declares England a Commonwealth
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 Pro-Charles II plot in England discovered on this day in history.
1664 Georg Osterreich, composer on March - 17.