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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

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1444  Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist was born on this day in history.  

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  J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist was born on this day in history.  

1646  Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714) was born on this day in history.  

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 February - 17.  

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1697  On this day in history birth of louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer  

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

1718  On February - 17 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  Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist was born on February - 17.  

1747  On February - 17 birth of narciso Casanovas, composer  

1752  Friedrich M Klinger, German playwright (Wirrwarr) was born on this day in history.  

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

1754  Nicolas Baudin, French explorer (d. 1803) was born on this day in history.  

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

1774  On February - 17 birth of raphaelle Peale, US, painter (After the Rain-1823)  

1781  René-Theophile-Hyacinthe Lannec, France, inventor (stethoscope) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1820  On this day in history birth of henri Vieuxtemps, Verviers Belgium, composer/teacher (Brussels Cons)  

1820  Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Catholic cardinal (d. 1898) was born on February - 17.  

1821  Lola Montez, Irish dancer (d. 1861) was born on February - 17.  

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  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  Flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32 on this day in history.  

0440  On February - 17 death of mesrop Mashtots  

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  On February - 17 death of ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

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  Death of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549) on February - 17.  

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