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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

Friday, 02 December 2016

1444  On February - 17 birth of rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist  

1490  On February - 17 birth of charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)  

1519  On February - 17 birth of francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)  

1581  On this day in history birth of fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)  

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 this day in history.  

1653  On this day in history birth of arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)  

1667  Georg Bronner, composer was born on February - 17.  

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

1696  Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer was born on February - 17.  

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

1699  On this day in history birth of hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci)  

1718  Matthew Tilghman, American Continental Congressman (d. 1790) was born on February - 17.  

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  On February - 17 birth of narciso Casanovas, composer  

1752  On February - 17 birth of friedrich M Klinger, German playwright (Wirrwarr)  

1754  Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer was born on this day in history.  

1754  On February - 17 birth of nicolas Baudin, French explorer (d. 1803)  

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

1774  Raphaelle Peale, US, painter (After the Rain-1823) was born on this day in history.  

1781  On this day in history birth of rené-Theophile-Hyacinthe Lannec, France, inventor (stethoscope)  

1796  Giovanni Pacini, composer was born on February - 17.  

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  On February - 17 birth of henri Vieuxtemps, Verviers Belgium, composer/teacher (Brussels Cons)  

1820  On February - 17 birth of elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Catholic cardinal (d. 1898)  

1821  Lola Montez, Irish dancer (d. 1861) was born on February - 17.  

1824  William Farrar "Baldy" Smith, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1903 was born on this day in history.  

1831  Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer was born on February - 17.  

1836  Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish poet (d. 1870) was born on this day in history.  

1837  Francis Jay Herron, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902 was born on February - 17.  

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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 this day in history.  

0440  On February - 17 death of mesrop Mashtots  

0956  Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55 on this day in history.  

1339  Death of Otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301) on February - 17.  

1371  Death of Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on February - 17.  

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

1600  Death of Giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake on this day in history.  

1609  Death of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549) on this day in history.  

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