Historical Events In October - 17
Monday, 05 June 2023
0532 On October - 17 boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0532 Boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies on October - 17.
0733 On October - 17 battle at Poitiers: Charles Martel beats Abd al-Rachmans Omajjaden
1253 On October - 17 ivo of Kermartin, ]])
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 this day in history.
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 October - 17.
1404 Cosma de' Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII on this day in history.
1415 On this day in history jewish autonomy in Palestine ends, as Raban Gamliel leaves office
1448 On October - 17 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 Crown prince Fernando of Aragon marries princess Isabella of Castile on this day in history.
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 October - 17.
1552 On October - 17 andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53
1556 On October - 17 ex-emperor Karel departs Netherland for Spain
1563 On this day in history jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer
1577 On October - 17 cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith)
1586 On this day in history 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 On this day in history gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63
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 this day in history.
1662 On October - 17 england's King Charles II sells Dunkirk to the French.
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 this day in history.
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 October - 17 pierre de Marivaux' "Arlequin Poli Par l'Amour," premieres in Paris
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