Historical Events In March - 17
Wednesday, 26 June 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 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 On March - 17 king Lulach I of Scotland
1190 On March - 17 crusades complete massacre of Jews of York England
1199 Jocelin, bishop of Glasgow on this day in history.
1328 Treaty of Edinburgh by which England acknowledged the independence of Scotland under Robert 1 was concluded at Edinburgh on March - 17.
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 March - 17.
1473 On March - 17 james IV, king of Scotland (1488-1513)
1516 Giuliano de' Medici, monarch of Florence, dies at 37 on March - 17.
1521 Ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1537 French troops invade Flanders on March - 17.
1565 On this day in history alexander Alesius, [Aless/Alane], Scottish theologist/physician, dies at 64
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 On March - 17 prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam
1588 On March - 17 petrus Dathenus, Flemish minister/physician (Psalms of David), dies
1605 On this day in history 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 March - 17.
1628 On this day in history daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian
1640 Philip Massinger, dramatist, dies on this day in history.
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 On March - 17 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.