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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

Monday, 13 April 2015

1444  On February - 17 birth of rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist  

1490  Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy) was born on February - 17.  

1519  On this day in history birth of francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)  

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  On February - 17 birth of pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)  

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

1667  On February - 17 birth of georg Bronner, composer  

1675  On February - 17 birth of johann Melchior Conradi, composer  

1696  On February - 17 birth of baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer  

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  Matthew Tilghman, American Continental Congressman (d. 1790) was born on February - 17.  

1723  Tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination was born on February - 17.  

1740  Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist was born on this day in history.  

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

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 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  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 this day in history.  

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

1796  On February - 17 birth of philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (d. 1866)  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1821  On February - 17 birth of lola Montez, Irish dancer (d. 1861)  

1824  On February - 17 birth of william Farrar "Baldy" Smith, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1903  

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

1836  Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish poet (d. 1870) was born on February - 17.  

1837  On this day in history birth of francis Jay Herron, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902  

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Famous Deaths In February - 17

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0364  On February - 17 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 February - 17.  

1339  Death of Otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301) on this day in history.  

1371  On February - 17 death of ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

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