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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

Tuesday, 07 July 2015

1444  Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist was born on February - 17.  

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

1519  On this day in history birth of francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)  

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

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

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 February - 17.  

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

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

1696  On February - 17 birth of baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer  

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

1699  Hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci) was born on this day in history.  

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  On February - 17 birth of narciso Casanovas, composer  

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

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 February - 17 birth of john Pinkerton, Scottish historian  

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

1781  On February - 17 birth of rené-Theophile-Hyacinthe Lannec, France, inventor (stethoscope)  

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

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

1804  On February - 17 birth of samuel Read Anderson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1883  

1816  Friedrich Wilhelm Markull, composer was born on this day in history.  

1816  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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 February - 17.  

1836  On February - 17 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

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0364  On this day in history flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32  

0440  On this day in history death of mesrop Mashtots  

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

1339  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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