Historical Events In October - 17
Sunday, 29 March 2020
0532 On this day in history boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0532 Boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies on this day in history.
0733 On this day in history 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 October - 17.
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 October - 17 cosma de' Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII
1415 On October - 17 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 October - 17.
1469 Crown prince Fernando of Aragon marries princess Isabella of Castile on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1552 On this day in history andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53
1556 Ex-emperor Karel departs Netherland for Spain on October - 17.
1563 On October - 17 jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer
1577 Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith) on this day in history.
1586 Philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32 on this day in history.
1626 On this day in history simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt)
1638 On October - 17 gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63
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 October - 17.
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 August III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen on October - 17.
1702 On this day in history walraad the Old, count/soverign of Nassau-Usingen, dies
1704 On October - 17 willem Bentinck, orangist
1707 German composer Johann S Bach marries his niece Maria Bach on October - 17.
1711 On October - 17 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.