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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

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

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

1583  J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist was born on February - 17.  

1646  On February - 17 birth of pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)  

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

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

1675  Johann Melchior Conradi, composer was born on February - 17.  

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

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

1740  Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist was born on February - 17.  

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  Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (d. 1803) was born on February - 17.  

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

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  On February - 17 birth of giovanni Pacini, composer  

1796  On this day in history birth of philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (d. 1866)  

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

1816  On February - 17 birth of friedrich Wilhelm Markull, composer  

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  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 February - 17 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 this day in history flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32  

0440  On February - 17 death of mesrop Mashtots  

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

1339  On this day in history death of otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301)  

1371  On this day in history death of ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

1596  On February - 17 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)