Historical Events In October - 17
Wednesday, 19 June 2019
0532 Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0532 On this day in history boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies
0733 Battle at Poitiers: Charles Martel beats Abd al-Rachmans Omajjaden on October - 17.
1253 On this day in history ivo of Kermartin, ]])
1312 On this day in history jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies
1346 On this day in history david II of Scotland, in attempting a military diversion to relieve the siege of Calais, is wounded and captured by England's Edward III.
1346 Battle of Neville's Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by Edward III of England at Calais, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years on this day in history.
1387 Swells convent Windesheim initiated on October - 17.
1404 On this day in history cosma de' Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII
1415 Jewish autonomy in Palestine ends, as Raban Gamliel leaves office on this day in history.
1448 Second Battle of Kosovo, where the mainly Hungarian army led by John Hunyadi were defeated by an Ottoman army led by Sultan Murad II on October - 17.
1456 The University of Greifswald is established, making it the second oldest university in northern Europe (also for a period the oldest in Sweden, and Prussia) on this day in history.
1469 On October - 17 crown prince Fernando of Aragon marries princess Isabella of Castile
1483 Tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain on this day in history.
1492 On October - 17 columbus sights isle of San Salvador
1492 Columbus sights isle of San Salvador (Watling Island, Bahamas) on October - 17.
1552 Andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53 on this day in history.
1556 Ex-emperor Karel departs Netherland for Spain on this day in history.
1563 Jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer on this day in history.
1577 Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith) on this day in history.
1586 On October - 17 philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32
1626 On this day in history simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt)
1638 Gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63 on October - 17.
1651 Future King Charles II flees from England on October - 17.
1660 Nine Regicides, the men who signed the death warrant of Charles I, are hanged, drawn and quartered, another is hanged on October - 17.
1662 England's King Charles II sells Dunkirk to the French on October - 17.
1688 On October - 17 domenico Zipoli, composer
1691 On this day in history new royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth
1696 August III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen on October - 17.
1702 Walraad the Old, count/soverign of Nassau-Usingen, dies on October - 17.
1704 Willem Bentinck, orangist on October - 17.
1707 German composer Johann S Bach marries his niece Maria Bach on October - 17.
1711 Jupiter Hammon, 1st American black to publish poetry (Complete Works) on October - 17.
1720 On October - 17 pierre de Marivaux' "Arlequin Poli Par l'Amour," premieres in Paris