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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

Saturday, 25 October 2014

1444  Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist was born on this day in history.  

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  Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653) was born on February - 17.  

1583  On February - 17 birth of j Henry Alting, Dutch theologist  

1646  On this day in history birth of pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)  

1653  Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi) was born on this day in history.  

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

1675  On this day in history birth of johann Melchior Conradi, composer  

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

1697  On February - 17 birth of louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history birth of nicolas Baudin, French explorer (d. 1803)  

1758  On this day in history birth of john Pinkerton, Scottish historian  

1774  On this day in history birth of raphaelle Peale, US, painter (After the Rain-1823)  

1781  René-Theophile-Hyacinthe Lannec, France, inventor (stethoscope) was born on this day in history.  

1796  On this day in history birth of giovanni Pacini, composer  

1796  Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (d. 1866) was born on February - 17.  

1804  On this day in history birth of samuel Read Anderson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1883  

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

1816  On February - 17 birth of haller Nutt, Southern Plantation owner (d. 1864)  

1820  On this day in history birth of henri Vieuxtemps, Verviers Belgium, composer/teacher (Brussels Cons)  

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

1821  On this day in history 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  Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer was born on this day in history.  

1836  Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish poet (d. 1870) was born on February - 17.  

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  On this day in history flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32  

0440  Death of Mesrop Mashtots on February - 17.  

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 this day in history.  

1596  On this day in history death of friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536)  

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

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