Historical Events In October - 17
Thursday, 25 April 2019
0532 On October - 17 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 On this day in history jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies
1346 On October - 17 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 On October - 17 swells convent Windesheim initiated
1404 On this day in history cosma de' Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII
1415 Jewish autonomy in Palestine ends, as Raban Gamliel leaves office on this day in history.
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 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 October - 17.
1483 On October - 17 tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain
1492 On this day in history columbus sights isle of San Salvador
1492 Columbus sights isle of San Salvador (Watling Island, Bahamas) on this day in history.
1552 On October - 17 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 October - 17.
1586 On October - 17 philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32
1626 On October - 17 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 this day in history.
1660 On October - 17 nine Regicides, the men who signed the death warrant of Charles I, are hanged, drawn and quartered, another is hanged.
1662 England's King Charles II sells Dunkirk to the French on October - 17.
1688 On October - 17 domenico Zipoli, composer
1691 New royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth on October - 17.
1696 On this day in history august III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen
1702 Walraad the Old, count/soverign of Nassau-Usingen, dies on this day in history.
1704 Willem Bentinck, orangist on October - 17.
1707 On October - 17 german composer Johann S Bach marries his niece Maria Bach
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.