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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

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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 this day in history.  

1581  Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653) was born on February - 17.  

1583  J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist was born on this day in history.  

1646  On February - 17 birth of pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)  

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

1667  On February - 17 birth of georg Bronner, composer  

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

1696  Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer was born on this day in history.  

1697  On February - 17 birth of louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer  

1699  On February - 17 birth of hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci)  

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  On February - 17 birth of horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist  

1747  On this day in history birth of narciso Casanovas, composer  

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

1754  On this day in history 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  On February - 17 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  On this day in history birth of samuel Read Anderson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1883  

1816  On this day in history 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 February - 17.  

1820  On February - 17 birth of elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Catholic cardinal (d. 1898)  

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

1824  On February - 17 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  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

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0364  On this day in history flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32  

0440  Death of Mesrop Mashtots on this day in history.  

0956  On February - 17 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 February - 17.  

1596  On this day in history death of friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536)  

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 February - 17.