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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

Friday, 30 January 2015

1444  On this day in history 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  Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653) was born on February - 17.  

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 February - 17.  

1653  On February - 17 birth of arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)  

1667  On February - 17 birth of georg Bronner, composer  

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

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

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

1723  On February - 17 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 February - 17.  

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

1754  Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1758  On February - 17 birth of john Pinkerton, Scottish historian  

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  Giovanni Pacini, composer was born on February - 17.  

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  On February - 17 birth of haller Nutt, Southern Plantation owner (d. 1864)  

1820  Henri Vieuxtemps, Verviers Belgium, composer/teacher (Brussels Cons) was born on February - 17.  

1820  Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Catholic cardinal (d. 1898) was born on this day in history.  

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

1824  On this day in history birth of william Farrar "Baldy" Smith, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1903  

1831  On February - 17 birth of francisco Salvador Daniel, composer  

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

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

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

1339  On February - 17 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 February - 17.  

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)