Historical Events In October - 17
Sunday, 09 August 2020
0532 Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope on October - 17.
0532 On October - 17 boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies
0733 On this day in history battle at Poitiers: Charles Martel beats Abd al-Rachmans Omajjaden
1253 Ivo of Kermartin, ]]) on October - 17.
1312 On October - 17 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 this day in history.
1387 On October - 17 swells convent Windesheim initiated
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 this day in history 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 October - 17.
1469 On this day in history crown prince Fernando of Aragon marries princess Isabella of Castile
1483 On this day in history tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain
1492 On October - 17 columbus sights isle of San Salvador
1492 On this day in history columbus sights isle of San Salvador (Watling Island, Bahamas)
1552 On October - 17 andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53
1556 On this day in history ex-emperor Karel departs Netherland for Spain
1563 On October - 17 jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer
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 Simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt) on October - 17.
1638 On October - 17 gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63
1651 On October - 17 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 England's King Charles II sells Dunkirk to the French on October - 17.
1688 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 October - 17.
1720 Pierre de Marivaux' "Arlequin Poli Par l'Amour," premieres in Paris on October - 17.