Historical Events In March - 17
Monday, 22 April 2019
0180 On March - 17 marcus Aurelius dies. Commodus is now the only emperor of the Roman Empire.
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 March - 17.
0455 On this day in history roman senator Petronius Maximus becomes Emperor
0461 On this day in history 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 Harold Harefoot (Harold I), King of England (1035-40), dies on this day in history.
1058 King Lulach I of Scotland on this day in history.
1190 On this day in history crusades complete massacre of Jews of York England
1199 Jocelin, bishop of Glasgow on March - 17.
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 On this day in history edward the Black Prince becomes Duke of Cornwall, the first ever British 'Duke'
1337 On March - 17 edward, the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy made in England.
1473 James IV, king of Scotland (1488-1513) on this day in history.
1516 On this day in history giuliano de' Medici, monarch of Florence, dies at 37
1521 On March - 17 ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines
1521 On this day in history magelhaes lands on Homohon
1526 French king François I freed from Spain on this day in history.
1526 On this day in history french king Francois I freed from Spain
1537 French troops invade Flanders on this day in history.
1565 Alexander Alesius, [Aless/Alane], Scottish theologist/physician, dies at 64 on this day in history.
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 On March - 17 francesco Albana, Ital painter (Mary's Ascension)
1580 Prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam on March - 17.
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 this day in history.
1628 On this day in history daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian
1640 On this day in history philip Massinger, dramatist, dies
1649 On this day in history cromwell abolishes the monarchy and declares England a Commonwealth
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 this day in history.
1658 On March - 17 pro-Charles II plot in England discovered
1664 Georg Osterreich, composer on this day in history.