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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

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

1583  J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist was born on February - 17.  

1646  On this day in history 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  Georg Bronner, composer was born on February - 17.  

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

1696  On this day in history birth of baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer  

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

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

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  Friedrich M Klinger, German playwright (Wirrwarr) was born on February - 17.  

1754  On February - 17 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  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  Friedrich Wilhelm Markull, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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  Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Spanish poet (d. 1870) was born on this day in history.  

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

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0364  On February - 17 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  Death of Otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301) on this day in history.  

1371  Death of Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on February - 17.  

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 February - 17.  

1609  Death of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549) on this day in history.