Historical Events In October - 17
Saturday, 17 April 2021
0532 On this day in history boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0532 On October - 17 boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies
0733 On October - 17 battle at Poitiers: Charles Martel beats Abd al-Rachmans Omajjaden
1253 On this day in history ivo of Kermartin, ]])
1312 Jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies on this day in history.
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.
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 Swells convent Windesheim initiated on this day in history.
1404 On October - 17 cosma de' Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII
1415 On this day in history jewish autonomy in Palestine ends, as Raban Gamliel leaves office
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.
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 October - 17 columbus sights isle of San Salvador
1492 On this day in history columbus sights isle of San Salvador (Watling Island, Bahamas)
1552 Andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53 on this day in history.
1556 On this day in history ex-emperor Karel departs Netherland for Spain
1563 Jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer on this day in history.
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 On October - 17 simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt)
1638 Gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63 on this day in history.
1651 On October - 17 future King Charles II flees from England
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 On October - 17 england's King Charles II sells Dunkirk to the French.
1688 Domenico Zipoli, composer on this day in history.
1691 On October - 17 new royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth
1696 On October - 17 august III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen
1702 Walraad the Old, count/soverign of Nassau-Usingen, dies on October - 17.
1704 Willem Bentinck, orangist on this day in history.
1707 German composer Johann S Bach marries his niece Maria Bach on October - 17.
1711 On October - 17 jupiter Hammon, 1st American black to publish poetry (Complete Works)
1720 Pierre de Marivaux' "Arlequin Poli Par l'Amour," premieres in Paris on this day in history.