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Historical Events For August - 17

Thursday, 17 August 2017

0682  St Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope today in history.  

1180  Yoritomo Minamoto leads uprising against emperor Kiyomori Taira today in history.  

1227  On August - 17 death of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan.  

1498  Cardinal Borgia renounced his vows & office to marry a French princess today in history.  

1544  On August - 17 imperia/ nglish armies occupy Saint-Dizier France  

1563  King Charles IX of France (13) declared an adult on August - 17.  

1577  Peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots on August - 17.  

1579  On August - 17 francois van Anjou visits English queen Elizabeth I  

1585  Antwerp surrenders after 8 months siege by duke of Parma on this day in history.  

1590  Today in history john White returns to Roanoke, Virginia to find no trace of colonist's he had left there 3 yrs earlier [or Aug 18, 1591]  

1607  On August - 17 pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins (Fermat's Last Theorem) [or 1608]  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1473  Richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?) was born on August - 17.  

1578  Today in history birth of francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)  

1586  On August - 17 birth of johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)  

1601  On August - 17 birth of pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20]  

1629  King John III of Poland (d. 1696) was born on this day in history.  

1686  Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer was born on August - 17.  

1720  On this day in history birth of charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)  

1753  Today in history birth of josef Dobrovský, Czech linguist (d. 1828)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  Today in history karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39  

1153  On August - 17 death of eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130)  

1304  Death of Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243) on August - 17.  

1464  Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies today in history.  

1510  On this day in history death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  

1536  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight today in history.  

1553  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies today in history.  

1635  On August - 17 francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48  

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