Historical Events In October - 17
Thursday, 04 June 2020
0532 On this day in history boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0532 Boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies on October - 17.
0733 Battle at Poitiers: Charles Martel beats Abd al-Rachmans Omajjaden on October - 17.
1253 Ivo of Kermartin, ]]) on October - 17.
1312 On this day in history jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies
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 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 October - 17.
1387 On October - 17 swells convent Windesheim initiated
1404 Cosma de' Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII on October - 17.
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 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 October - 17.
1483 Tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain on this day in history.
1492 Columbus sights isle of San Salvador on October - 17.
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 October - 17.
1563 Jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer on October - 17.
1577 On this day in history cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith)
1586 On October - 17 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 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1662 On this day in history england's King Charles II sells Dunkirk to the French.
1688 On this day in history domenico Zipoli, composer
1691 On October - 17 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 October - 17 willem Bentinck, orangist
1707 German composer Johann S Bach marries his niece Maria Bach on this day in history.
1711 On this day in history 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.