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Famous Birthdays In January - 17

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

1342  Philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy was born on this day in history.  

1463  Frederick III, the Wise, elector of Saxony (1486-25), protector Luther was born on this day in history.  

1484  George Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545) was born on this day in history.  

1501  Leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants) was born on January - 17.  

1504  On January - 17 birth of pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72)  

1517  On January - 17 birth of antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of Johannes)  

1545  On January - 17 birth of antonio Pace, composer  

1560  Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (d. 1624) was born on this day in history.  

1574  Robert Fludd, composer was born on January - 17.  

1600  Calderon, writer was born on January - 17.  

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1612  Thomas Fairfax, Lord Fairfax, English Parliamentary general was born on this day in history.  

1657  Pieter van Bloemen, [Standaart], Flemish painter, baptized was born on this day in history.  

1659  On this day in history birth of antonio Veracini, composer  

1683  Gerard van Loon, Dutch historian was born on January - 17.  

1686  Archibald Bower, Scottish historian (d. 1766) was born on this day in history.  

1706  On January - 17 birth of benjamin Franklin, Boston, kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor  

1712  John Stanley, composer was born on January - 17.  

1719  Jean-Joseph Vade, composer was born on this day in history.  

1719  William Vernon, American merchant (d. 1806) was born on January - 17.  

1728  On this day in history birth of johann Gottfried Muthel, composer  

1732  Stanislaw II August Poniatowski, last king of Poland (1764-95) was born on January - 17.  

1733  Thomas Linley, composer was born on January - 17.  

1734  Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belgian-French composer (Les Pêcheurs, Mirza) was born on January - 17.  

1745  Nicolas Roze, composer was born on January - 17.  

1759  Paul Cuffe, Mass, merchant/shipbuilder/black nationalist was born on January - 17.  

1761  James Hall, Scotland, geologist was born on this day in history.  

1769  Ole Andreas Lindeman, composer was born on this day in history.  

1771  Charles Brockden Brown, father of American novel (Wieland) was born on January - 17.  

1789  August Neander, German theologian (d. 1850) was born on this day in history.  

1806  On January - 17 birth of james Madison Randolph, (Jefferson's grandson) 1st born in White House  

1814  Ellen Wood, English author (East Lynne, Pomeroy Abbey) was born on this day in history.  

1818  On this day in history birth of antoine Dorion, (L) joint premier of Canada (1858, 1863-64)  

1820  Anne Bronte, English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall) was born on January - 17.  

1828  Lewis Addison Grant, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1918 was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In January - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0395  Theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1103  On this day in history frutolf, German monk/musicologist/historian, dies  

1119  Boudouin VII Hapkin, count of Flanders, dies on January - 17.  

1229  On January - 17 albert, bishop of Riga/founder (Sword Knights), dies at about 68  

1369  On this day in history death of king Peter I of Cyprus (murdered) (b. 1328)  

1468  On January - 17 death of skanderbeg, Albanian leader (b. 1405)  

1598  Death of Fyodor I Tsar of Russia (b. 1557) on this day in history.  

1604  On January - 17 santino Garsi, composer, dies at 61  

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