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 This day in History - March 17
429 Historic Events for March 17
180

Antonius Marcus Aurelius, [Marcus Verus], Emperor of Rome, dies at 58

Death
432

St Patrick, a bishop, is carried off to Ireland as a slave

Event
455

Roman senator Petronius Maximus becomes Emperor

Event
461

St Patrick, patron St of Ireland, dies in Saul (according to legend)

Death
659

Gertrudis van Nijvel, saint/patron of travellers, dies at about 32

Death
1040

Harold, British King (1035-40), dies

Death
1190

Crusades complete massacre of Jews of York England

Event
1473

James IV, king of Scotland (1488-1513)

Birth
1516

Giuliano de' Medici, monarch of Florence, dies at 37

Death
1521

Magelhaes lands on Homohon

Event
1521

Ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines

Event
1526

French king Fran‡ois I freed from Spain

Event
1537

French troops invade Flanders

Event
1565

Alexander Alesius, [Aless/Alane], theologist/physician, dies at 64

Death
1578

Francesco Albana, Ital painter (Mary's Ascension)

Birth
1580

Prince Willem of Orange welcomed in Amsterdam

Event
1588

Petrus Dathenus, Flemish minister/physician (Psalms of David), dies

Death
1605

Pieter Bast, [Bastius], Dutch engraver/cartographer, dies at about 34

Death
1628

Daniel van Papenbroeck, [Papebrochius], Flemish historian

Birth
1640

Philip Massinger, dramatist, dies

Death
1649

Gerardus Johannis Vossius, [Gerrit Vos], Dutch regent, dies at 71

Death
1653

Johan van Galen, admiral (battle of Livorno), dies in battle at 48

Death
1658

Pro-Charles II plot in England discovered

Event
1664

Georg Osterreich, composer

Birth
1672

England declares war on Netherlands

Event