Historical Events In October - 17
Sunday, 03 December 2023
0532 On October - 17 boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0532 On this day in history boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies
0733 On October - 17 battle at Poitiers: Charles Martel beats Abd al-Rachmans Omajjaden
1253 Ivo of Kermartin, ]]) on October - 17.
1312 On this day in history jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies
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 October - 17.
1346 On October - 17 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 On October - 17 cosma de' Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII
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 this day in history.
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 On October - 17 columbus sights isle of San Salvador
1492 On October - 17 columbus sights isle of San Salvador (Watling Island, Bahamas)
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 Jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer on this day in history.
1577 On October - 17 cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith)
1586 Philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32 on October - 17.
1626 Simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt) on this day in history.
1638 Gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63 on this day in history.
1651 Future King Charles II flees from England on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history.
1704 Willem Bentinck, orangist on this day in history.
1707 German composer Johann S Bach marries his niece Maria Bach on October - 17.
1711 Jupiter Hammon, 1st American black to publish poetry (Complete Works) on October - 17.
1720 On October - 17 pierre de Marivaux' "Arlequin Poli Par l'Amour," premieres in Paris