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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 February - 17.  

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

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  Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi) was born on February - 17.  

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

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

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

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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  On February - 17 birth of horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist  

1747  On this day in history 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  John Pinkerton, Scottish historian was born on February - 17.  

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

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

1796  Giovanni Pacini, composer was born on February - 17.  

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

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

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

1816  Haller Nutt, Southern Plantation owner (d. 1864) was born on February - 17.  

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

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

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

1836  On this day in history birth of gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish poet (d. 1870)  

1837  Francis Jay Herron, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902 was born on February - 17.  

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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 February - 17 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  Death of Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

1596  Death of Friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536) on this day in history.  

1600  On this day in history 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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