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 This day in History - December 17
387 Historic Events for December 17
283

St Gaius begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
695

Begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693]

Death
1187

Gregory VIII, [Alberto de Morra], Italian Pope (1187), dies

Death
1195

Boudouin V, count of Hainault/Flanders (Boudouin VIII), dies

Death
1213

Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53

Death
1471

Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies

Death
1493

Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist (Liber paramixum)

Birth
1526

Ferdinand of Austria chosen as King of Bohemia

Event
1526

Pope Clemens VII publishes degree Cum ad zero - forms Inquisition

Event
1538

Pope Paul III excommunicated England's King Henry VIII

Event
1554

Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne

Birth
1562

Adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82

Death
1572

Spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands

Event
1587

Earl Leicesters army leaves Netherlands

Event
1619

Ruprecht, prince of Palts/admiral/chemist/engraver/mathematician

Birth
1638

Johann Ulrich Sultzberger, composer

Birth
1638

French/Swedish troops occupy Breisach on the Rhine

Event
1651

Wolfgang Schonsleder, composer, dies at 81

Death
1679

Don Juan, ruler of Spain, dies

Death
1706

Chƒtelet, la belle Emilie, French writer

Birth
1706

Gabrielle Chƒtelet, [La belle Emilie], French writer (Voltaire)

Birth
1711

Arnold Moonen, vicar/literature (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies

Death
1718

England declares war on Spain

Event
1728

Congregation Shearith Israel of NY purchases a lot on Mill Street in lower Manhattan, to build NY's 1st synagogue

Event
1734

William Floyd, US soldier/signer (Declaration of Independence)

Birth