Historical Events In October - 17
Sunday, 25 October 2020
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 On October - 17 battle at Poitiers: Charles Martel beats Abd al-Rachmans Omajjaden
1253 On this day in history ivo of Kermartin, ]])
1312 Jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 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 this day in history.
1492 Columbus sights isle of San Salvador (Watling Island, Bahamas) on this day in history.
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 Jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer on this day in history.
1577 Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith) on October - 17.
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 this day in history.
1638 On October - 17 gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63
1651 Future King Charles II flees from England on this day in history.
1660 Nine Regicides, the men who signed the death warrant of Charles I, are hanged, drawn and quartered, another is hanged on this day in history.
1662 On this day in history england's King Charles II sells Dunkirk to the French.
1688 Domenico Zipoli, composer on this day in history.
1691 On October - 17 new royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth
1696 On this day in history august III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen
1702 On this day in history walraad the Old, count/soverign of Nassau-Usingen, dies
1704 Willem Bentinck, orangist on October - 17.
1707 German composer Johann S Bach marries his niece Maria Bach on this day in history.
1711 Jupiter Hammon, 1st American black to publish poetry (Complete Works) on October - 17.
1720 Pierre de Marivaux' "Arlequin Poli Par l'Amour," premieres in Paris on this day in history.