Historical Events In October - 17
Saturday, 25 January 2020
0532 Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope on October - 17.
0532 Boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies on October - 17.
0733 On this day in history battle at Poitiers: Charles Martel beats Abd al-Rachmans Omajjaden
1253 On October - 17 ivo of Kermartin, ]])
1312 Jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies on October - 17.
1346 On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 Cosma de' Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII on this day in history.
1415 Jewish autonomy in Palestine ends, as Raban Gamliel leaves office on October - 17.
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 October - 17.
1456 On October - 17 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)
1469 Crown prince Fernando of Aragon marries princess Isabella of Castile on this day in history.
1483 On this day in history tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain
1492 Columbus sights isle of San Salvador on this day in history.
1492 On this day in history columbus sights isle of San Salvador (Watling Island, Bahamas)
1552 On this day in history andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53
1556 Ex-emperor Karel departs Netherland for Spain on this day in history.
1563 On this day in history jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer
1577 Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith) on this day in history.
1586 On October - 17 philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32
1626 Simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt) on October - 17.
1638 On this day in history gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63
1651 On this day in history future King Charles II flees from England
1660 On this day in history nine Regicides, the men who signed the death warrant of Charles I, are hanged, drawn and quartered, another is hanged.
1662 On this day in history england's King Charles II sells Dunkirk to the French.
1688 On October - 17 domenico Zipoli, composer
1691 New royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 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