Historical Events In March - 17
Friday, 06 December 2019
0180 Marcus Aurelius dies. Commodus is now the only emperor of the Roman Empire on this day in history.
0180 Antonius Marcus Aurelius, [Marcus Verus], Emperor of Rome, dies at 58 on March - 17.
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 On March - 17 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 this day in history.
1040 On March - 17 harold Harefoot (Harold I), King of England (1035-40), dies
1058 On this day in history king Lulach I of Scotland
1190 On this day in history crusades complete massacre of Jews of York England
1199 On March - 17 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 this day in history.
1337 Edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy made in England on March - 17.
1473 On this day in history james IV, king of Scotland (1488-1513)
1516 Giuliano de' Medici, monarch of Florence, dies at 37 on March - 17.
1521 On March - 17 ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines
1521 On March - 17 magelhaes lands on Homohon
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 this day in history.
1565 Alexander Alesius, [Aless/Alane], Scottish theologist/physician, dies at 64 on March - 17.
1577 On March - 17 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 Francesco Albana, Ital painter (Mary's Ascension) on this day in history.
1580 Prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam on March - 17.
1588 Petrus Dathenus, Flemish minister/physician (Psalms of David), dies on this day in history.
1605 On March - 17 pieter Bast, [Bastius], Dutch engraver/cartographer, dies at about 34
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 Daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian on this day in history.
1640 Philip Massinger, dramatist, dies on March - 17.
1649 On March - 17 cromwell abolishes the monarchy and declares England a Commonwealth
1649 On March - 17 gerardus Johannis Vossius, [Gerrit Vos], Dutch regent, dies at 71
1653 Johan van Galen, admiral (battle of Livorno), dies in battle at 48 on this day in history.
1658 On March - 17 pro-Charles II plot in England discovered
1664 On March - 17 georg Osterreich, composer