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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

Monday, 29 September 2014

1444  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1581  On this day in history birth of fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)  

1583  On February - 17 birth of j Henry Alting, Dutch theologist  

1646  Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714) was born on February - 17.  

1653  On this day in history birth of arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)  

1667  Georg Bronner, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1696  Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer was born on February - 17.  

1697  Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer was born on February - 17.  

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

1718  On this day in history birth of matthew Tilghman, American Continental Congressman (d. 1790)  

1723  On February - 17 birth of tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination  

1740  Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist was born on February - 17.  

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 February - 17 birth of jan Jachym Kopriva, composer  

1754  On February - 17 birth of nicolas Baudin, French explorer (d. 1803)  

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  On this day in history birth of rené-Theophile-Hyacinthe Lannec, France, inventor (stethoscope)  

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  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  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  William Farrar "Baldy" Smith, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1903 was born on this day in history.  

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 February - 17 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 February - 17 flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32  

0440  Death of Mesrop Mashtots on February - 17.  

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  On this day in history death of ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

1596  Death of Friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536) on this day in history.  

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.