Historical Events In March - 17
Thursday, 01 October 2020
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 this day in history.
0432 On this day in history 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 On this day in history gertrudis van Nijvel, saint/patron of travellers, dies at about 32
1040 On this day in history harold Harefoot (Harold I), King of England (1035-40), dies
1058 King Lulach I of Scotland on March - 17.
1190 On this day in history crusades complete massacre of Jews of York England
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 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 On this day in history magelhaes lands on Homohon
1526 On March - 17 french king François I freed from Spain
1526 French king Francois I freed from Spain on March - 17.
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 March - 17 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 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 this day in history.
1628 Daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian on this day in history.
1640 Philip Massinger, dramatist, dies on this day in history.
1649 Cromwell abolishes the monarchy and declares England a Commonwealth on this day in history.
1649 On March - 17 gerardus Johannis Vossius, [Gerrit Vos], Dutch regent, dies at 71
1653 On March - 17 johan van Galen, admiral (battle of Livorno), dies in battle at 48
1658 On this day in history pro-Charles II plot in England discovered
1664 Georg Osterreich, composer on March - 17.