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 This day in History - October 17
361 Historic Events for October 17
532

Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
532

Boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies

Death
733

Battle at Poitiers: Charles Martel beats Abd al-Rachmans Omajjaden

Event
1312

Jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies

Death
1387

Swells convent Windesheim initiated

Event
1404

Cosma de' Migliorati elected Pope Innocentius VII

Event
1415

Jewish autonomy in Palestine ends, as Raban Gamliel leaves office

Event
1469

Crown prince Fernando of Arag¢n marries princess Isabella of Castili‰

Event
1483

Tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain

Event
1492

Columbus sights isle of San Salvador (Watling Island, Bahamas)

Event
1552

Andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53

Death
1556

Ex-emperor Karel departs Netherland for Spain

Event
1563

Jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer

Birth
1577

Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith)

Birth
1586

Philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32

Death
1626

Simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt)

Birth
1638

Gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63

Death
1651

Future King Charles II flees from England

Event
1688

Domenico Zipoli, composer

Birth
1691

New royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth

Event
1696

August III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen

Birth
1702

Walraad the Old, count/soverign of Nassau-Usingen, dies

Death
1704

Willem Bentinck, orangist

Birth
1707

German composer Johann S Bach marries his niece Maria Bach

Event
1711

Jupiter Hammon, 1st American black to publish poetry (Complete Works)

Birth