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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

Thursday, 23 October 2014

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

1490  Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy) was born on this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history.  

1653  Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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  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 February - 17.  

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  Friedrich M Klinger, German playwright (Wirrwarr) was born on this day in history.  

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

1754  Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (d. 1803) was born on February - 17.  

1758  John Pinkerton, Scottish historian was born on this day in history.  

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

1781  René-Theophile-Hyacinthe Lannec, France, inventor (stethoscope) was born on February - 17.  

1796  On this day in history birth of giovanni Pacini, composer  

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

1804  Samuel Read Anderson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1883 was born on this day in history.  

1816  On this day in history birth of friedrich Wilhelm Markull, composer  

1816  On February - 17 birth of haller Nutt, Southern Plantation owner (d. 1864)  

1820  On February - 17 birth of henri Vieuxtemps, Verviers Belgium, composer/teacher (Brussels Cons)  

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  William Farrar "Baldy" Smith, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1903 was born on February - 17.  

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

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

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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  On this day in history hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55  

1339  Death of Otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301) on February - 17.  

1371  Death of Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

1596  On February - 17 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.