Historical Events In March - 17
Saturday, 23 January 2021
0180 Marcus Aurelius dies. Commodus is now the only emperor of the Roman Empire on this day in history.
0180 On this day in history antonius Marcus Aurelius, [Marcus Verus], Emperor of Rome, dies at 58
0432 On March - 17 st Patrick, a bishop, is carried off to Ireland as a slave
0455 On March - 17 roman senator Petronius Maximus becomes Emperor
0461 St Patrick, patron St of Ireland, dies in Saul (according to legend) on March - 17.
0659 Gertrudis van Nijvel, saint/patron of travellers, dies at about 32 on this day in history.
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 March - 17.
1199 Jocelin, bishop of Glasgow on this day in history.
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 On this day in history edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy made in England.
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 On this day in history ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines
1521 On March - 17 magelhaes lands on Homohon
1526 On March - 17 french king François I freed from Spain
1526 On this day in history french king Francois I freed from Spain
1537 On this day in history 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 March - 17.
1578 Francesco Albana, Ital painter (Mary's Ascension) on this day in history.
1580 On this day in history prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam
1588 On March - 17 petrus Dathenus, Flemish minister/physician (Psalms of David), dies
1605 On March - 17 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 Daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian on this day in history.
1640 On this day in history philip Massinger, dramatist, dies
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 this day in history.
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 Georg Osterreich, composer on this day in history.