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Historical Events In October - 17

Sunday, 25 October 2020

0532  Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0532  On this day in history boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0733  On October - 17 battle at Poitiers: Charles Martel beats Abd al-Rachmans Omajjaden  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1253  On this day in history ivo of Kermartin, ]])  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1312  Jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1387  Swells convent Windesheim initiated on October - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1404  On this day in history cosma de' Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1415  On October - 17 jewish autonomy in Palestine ends, as Raban Gamliel leaves office  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1469  On this day in history crown prince Fernando of Aragon marries princess Isabella of Castile  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1483  On October - 17 tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1492  Columbus sights isle of San Salvador on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1492  Columbus sights isle of San Salvador (Watling Island, Bahamas) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1552  On this day in history andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1556  On this day in history ex-emperor Karel departs Netherland for Spain  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1563  Jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1577  Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith) on October - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1586  On this day in history philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1626  Simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1638  On October - 17 gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1651  Future King Charles II flees from England on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1662  On this day in history england's King Charles II sells Dunkirk to the French.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1688  Domenico Zipoli, composer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1691  On October - 17 new royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1696  On this day in history august III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1702  On this day in history walraad the Old, count/soverign of Nassau-Usingen, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1704  Willem Bentinck, orangist on October - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1707  German composer Johann S Bach marries his niece Maria Bach on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1711  Jupiter Hammon, 1st American black to publish poetry (Complete Works) on October - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1720  Pierre de Marivaux' "Arlequin Poli Par l'Amour," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Birthdays In October - 17

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1253  On October - 17 birth of ivo of Kermartin, ]])  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1563  On this day in history birth of jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1577  Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1582  Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1623  Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (d. 1687) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1626  On October - 17 birth of simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1688  Domenico Zipoli, composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1696  August III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen was born on October - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In October - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0532  On this day in history boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1174  Death of Queen Petronila of Aragon (b. 1135) on October - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1312  Jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies on October - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1552  On this day in history andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1586  Philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1616  Death of John Pitts, Catholic scholar and writer. (b. 1560) on October - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1638  On this day in history death of gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1660  On October - 17 death of adrian Scrope, English regicide (b. 1601)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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