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Famous Deaths In February - 17

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

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  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 February - 17 death of ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

1596  On February - 17 death of friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536)  

1600  On February - 17 death of giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake  

1609  Death of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549) on February - 17.  

1612  Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57 on February - 17.  

1624  Death of Juan de Mariana, Spanish historian (b. 1536) on February - 17.  

1652  On February - 17 gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67  

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

1659  Death of Abel Servien, French diplomat (b. 1593) on this day in history.  

1673  Moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies on February - 17.  

1680  Death of Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (b. 1599) on this day in history.  

1688  Death of Rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian on this day in history.  

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

1732  On this day in history louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63  

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

1780  Death of Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (b. 1706) on February - 17.  

1796  James Macpherson, poet, dies on this day in history.  

1815  Franz Gotz, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1827  Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educator, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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

1847  William Collins, landscape painter, dies on February - 17.  

1852  On this day in history micha Joseph Levenson, Hebrew poet, dies  

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

1856  On this day in history heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris  

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

1875  Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33 on February - 17.  

1878  Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1883  Napoleon Coste, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1890  Death of Christopher Sholes, American inventor (b. 1819) on February - 17.  

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

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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  On this day in history birth of francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)  

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

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 February - 17.  

1667  On February - 17 birth of georg Bronner, composer  

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