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Famous Deaths In February - 17

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

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  On February - 17 death of otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301)  

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 this day in history.  

1609  On this day in history death of ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549)  

1612  On this day in history ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57  

1624  On February - 17 death of juan de Mariana, Spanish historian (b. 1536)  

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1652  Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67 on this day in history.  

1654  Michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1659  On this day in history death of abel Servien, French diplomat (b. 1593)  

1673  On this day in history moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies  

1680  On this day in history death of denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (b. 1599)  

1688  On February - 17 death of rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian  

1715  On February - 17 antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68  

1732  On February - 17 louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63  

1768  Death of Arthur Onslow, English politician (b. 1691) on February - 17.  

1780  On February - 17 death of andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (b. 1706)  

1796  On this day in history james Macpherson, poet, dies  

1815  Franz Gotz, composer, dies at 59 on February - 17.  

1827  On this day in history johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educator, dies at 81  

1841  Ferdinando Carulli, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1847  On February - 17 william Collins, landscape painter, dies  

1852  On February - 17 micha Joseph Levenson, Hebrew poet, dies  

1854  On February - 17 hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71  

1856  Heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris on this day in history.  

1874  [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belg astronomer/sociologist, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1875  On February - 17 luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33  

1878  On this day in history jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59  

1883  On this day in history napoleon Coste, composer, dies at 76  

1890  Death of Christopher Sholes, American inventor (b. 1819) on this day in history.  

1901  Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer, dies at 38 on this day in history.  

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1444  Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist was born on February - 17.  

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  On February - 17 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  Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi) was born on February - 17.  

1667  On this day in history birth of georg Bronner, composer  

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