Historical Events In October - 17
Saturday, 07 December 2019
0532 Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0532 On October - 17 boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies
0733 Battle at Poitiers: Charles Martel beats Abd al-Rachmans Omajjaden on this day in history.
1253 On October - 17 ivo of Kermartin, ]])
1312 On this day in history jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies
1346 On October - 17 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 On October - 17 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.
1387 Swells convent Windesheim initiated on this day in history.
1404 On October - 17 cosma de' Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII
1415 On this day in history jewish autonomy in Palestine ends, as Raban Gamliel leaves office
1448 On this day in history second Battle of Kosovo, where the mainly Hungarian army led by John Hunyadi were defeated by an Ottoman army led by Sultan Murad II.
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 On October - 17 tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain
1492 Columbus sights isle of San Salvador on October - 17.
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 On October - 17 cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith)
1586 Philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32 on October - 17.
1626 Simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt) on this day in history.
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 On October - 17 nine Regicides, the men who signed the death warrant of Charles I, are hanged, drawn and quartered, another is hanged.
1662 England's King Charles II sells Dunkirk to the French on this day in history.
1688 Domenico Zipoli, composer on this day in history.
1691 On this day in history 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 On this day in history willem Bentinck, orangist
1707 On October - 17 german composer Johann S Bach marries his niece Maria Bach
1711 Jupiter Hammon, 1st American black to publish poetry (Complete Works) on this day in history.
1720 On this day in history pierre de Marivaux' "Arlequin Poli Par l'Amour," premieres in Paris