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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

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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 this day in history.  

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

1583  J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1667  Georg Bronner, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1696  Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer was born on this day in history.  

1697  Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer was born on February - 17.  

1699  Hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci) was born on February - 17.  

1718  On this day in history birth of matthew Tilghman, American Continental Congressman (d. 1790)  

1723  On this day in history birth of tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination  

1740  Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist was born on this day in history.  

1747  Narciso Casanovas, composer was born on this day in history.  

1752  Friedrich M Klinger, German playwright (Wirrwarr) was born on February - 17.  

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

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

1758  John Pinkerton, Scottish historian was born on February - 17.  

1774  On February - 17 birth of raphaelle Peale, US, painter (After the Rain-1823)  

1781  Ren√©-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 February - 17.  

1804  Samuel Read Anderson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1883 was born on February - 17.  

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

1816  On this day in history birth of haller Nutt, Southern Plantation owner (d. 1864)  

1820  On February - 17 birth of henri Vieuxtemps, Verviers Belgium, composer/teacher (Brussels Cons)  

1820  On this day in history birth of elz√©ar-Alexandre Taschereau, Catholic cardinal (d. 1898)  

1821  Lola Montez, Irish dancer (d. 1861) was born on this day in history.  

1824  On February - 17 birth of william Farrar "Baldy" Smith, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1903  

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

1836  Gustavo Adolfo B√©cquer, Spanish poet (d. 1870) was born on this day in history.  

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

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0364  On February - 17 flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32  

0440  Death of Mesrop Mashtots on this day in history.  

0956  On this day in history hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55  

1339  On February - 17 death of otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301)  

1371  On February - 17 death of ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

1596  Death of Friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536) on February - 17.  

1600  On February - 17 death of giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake  

1609  On this day in history death of ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549)  

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