Historical Events In October - 17
Wednesday, 27 October 2021
0532 Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope on October - 17.
0532 Boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies on this day in history.
0733 Battle at Poitiers: Charles Martel beats Abd al-Rachmans Omajjaden on this day in history.
1253 Ivo of Kermartin, ]]) on this day in history.
1312 On this day in history jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies
1346 David II of Scotland, in attempting a military diversion to relieve the siege of Calais, is wounded and captured by England's Edward III on October - 17.
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 On October - 17 jewish autonomy in Palestine ends, as Raban Gamliel leaves office
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 October - 17.
1469 On this day in history crown prince Fernando of Aragon marries princess Isabella of Castile
1483 On October - 17 tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain
1492 Columbus sights isle of San Salvador on October - 17.
1492 On October - 17 columbus sights isle of San Salvador (Watling Island, Bahamas)
1552 On this day in history andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53
1556 On this day in history ex-emperor Karel departs Netherland for Spain
1563 On this day in history jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer
1577 Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith) on this day in history.
1586 On this day in history philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32
1626 Simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt) on October - 17.
1638 Gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63 on October - 17.
1651 On October - 17 future King Charles II flees from England
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 this day in history.
1688 Domenico Zipoli, composer on October - 17.
1691 New royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth on this day in history.
1696 On October - 17 august III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen
1702 Walraad the Old, count/soverign of Nassau-Usingen, dies on October - 17.
1704 Willem Bentinck, orangist on this day in history.
1707 German composer Johann S Bach marries his niece Maria Bach on October - 17.
1711 On this day in history jupiter Hammon, 1st American black to publish poetry (Complete Works)
1720 Pierre de Marivaux' "Arlequin Poli Par l'Amour," premieres in Paris on October - 17.