Historical Events In March - 17
Tuesday, 07 July 2020
0180 On March - 17 marcus Aurelius dies. Commodus is now the only emperor of the Roman Empire.
0180 On this day in history antonius Marcus Aurelius, [Marcus Verus], Emperor of Rome, dies at 58
0432 On this day in history st Patrick, a bishop, is carried off to Ireland as a slave
0455 Roman senator Petronius Maximus becomes Emperor on March - 17.
0461 On this day in history 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 this day in history harold Harefoot (Harold I), King of England (1035-40), dies
1058 On this day in history king Lulach I of Scotland
1190 Crusades complete massacre of Jews of York England on this day in history.
1199 Jocelin, bishop of Glasgow on March - 17.
1328 On March - 17 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 March - 17.
1473 On this day in history james IV, king of Scotland (1488-1513)
1516 On March - 17 giuliano de' Medici, monarch of Florence, dies at 37
1521 On March - 17 ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines
1521 Magelhaes lands on Homohon on March - 17.
1526 On March - 17 french king François I freed from Spain
1526 French king Francois I freed from Spain on this day in history.
1537 On this day in history french troops invade Flanders
1565 Alexander Alesius, [Aless/Alane], Scottish theologist/physician, dies at 64 on March - 17.
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 Francesco Albana, Ital painter (Mary's Ascension) on this day in history.
1580 Prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam on this day in history.
1588 On March - 17 petrus Dathenus, Flemish minister/physician (Psalms of David), dies
1605 Pieter Bast, [Bastius], Dutch engraver/cartographer, dies at about 34 on March - 17.
1613 On this day in history cupids, Newfoundland the wife of Nicholas Guy gives birth to a son; likely the first English child born in Newfoundland
1628 On this day in history daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian
1640 Philip Massinger, dramatist, dies on March - 17.
1649 Cromwell abolishes the monarchy and declares England a Commonwealth on March - 17.
1649 Gerardus Johannis Vossius, [Gerrit Vos], Dutch regent, dies at 71 on this day in history.
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.