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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

Monday, 21 April 2014

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  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  On this day in history birth of georg Bronner, composer  

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 this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history birth of horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist  

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

1752  On this day in history birth of friedrich M Klinger, German playwright (Wirrwarr)  

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

1754  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1816  Haller Nutt, Southern Plantation owner (d. 1864) was born on this day in history.  

1820  Henri Vieuxtemps, Verviers Belgium, composer/teacher (Brussels Cons) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of william Farrar "Baldy" Smith, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1903  

1831  On this day in history birth of francisco Salvador Daniel, composer  

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 this day in history.  

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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  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  Death of Otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake  

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