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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

Friday, 28 April 2017

1444  On this day in history birth of rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist  

1490  On this day in history birth of charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)  

1519  Francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563) was born on February - 17.  

1581  Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653) was born on this day in history.  

1583  On this day in history birth of j Henry Alting, Dutch theologist  

1646  Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714) was born on February - 17.  

1653  On February - 17 birth of arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)  

1667  On this day in history birth of georg Bronner, composer  

1675  Johann Melchior Conradi, composer was born on this day in history.  

1696  On this day in history birth of baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer  

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1697  Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer was born on this day in history.  

1699  On February - 17 birth of hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci)  

1718  Matthew Tilghman, American Continental Congressman (d. 1790) was born on this day in history.  

1723  Tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination was born on this day in history.  

1740  On February - 17 birth of horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist  

1747  Narciso Casanovas, composer was born on February - 17.  

1752  Friedrich M Klinger, German playwright (Wirrwarr) was born on this day in history.  

1754  On this day in history birth of jan Jachym Kopriva, composer  

1754  Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (d. 1803) was born on this day in history.  

1758  John Pinkerton, Scottish historian was born on this day in history.  

1774  Raphaelle Peale, US, painter (After the Rain-1823) was born on February - 17.  

1781  René-Theophile-Hyacinthe Lannec, France, inventor (stethoscope) was born on February - 17.  

1796  Giovanni Pacini, composer was born on this day in history.  

1796  Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (d. 1866) was born on this day in history.  

1804  Samuel Read Anderson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1883 was born on this day in history.  

1816  Friedrich Wilhelm Markull, composer was born on February - 17.  

1816  Haller Nutt, Southern Plantation owner (d. 1864) was born on this day in history.  

1820  Henri Vieuxtemps, Verviers Belgium, composer/teacher (Brussels Cons) was born on this day in history.  

1820  Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Catholic cardinal (d. 1898) was born on February - 17.  

1821  On February - 17 birth of lola Montez, Irish dancer (d. 1861)  

1824  William Farrar "Baldy" Smith, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1903 was born on February - 17.  

1831  On this day in history birth of francisco Salvador Daniel, composer  

1836  On this day in history birth of gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish poet (d. 1870)  

1837  On this day in history birth of francis Jay Herron, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902  

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Famous Deaths In February - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0364  Flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32 on February - 17.  

0440  Death of Mesrop Mashtots on this day in history.  

0956  Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55 on February - 17.  

1339  Death of Otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301) on this day in history.  

1371  Death of Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

1596  Death of Friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536) on this day in history.  

1600  On this day in history death of giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake  

1609  On February - 17 death of ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549)  

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