Historical Events In October - 17
Monday, 18 February 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 Battle at Poitiers: Charles Martel beats Abd al-Rachmans Omajjaden on October - 17.
1253 On October - 17 ivo of Kermartin, ]])
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 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 On October - 17 swells convent Windesheim initiated
1404 On October - 17 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 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 this day in history.
1483 On this day in history 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 Andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53 on October - 17.
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 Philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32 on this day in history.
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 October - 17.
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 October - 17 england's King Charles II sells Dunkirk to the French.
1688 Domenico Zipoli, composer on October - 17.
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 On October - 17 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 October - 17.
1711 Jupiter Hammon, 1st American black to publish poetry (Complete Works) on this day in history.
1720 On October - 17 pierre de Marivaux' "Arlequin Poli Par l'Amour," premieres in Paris