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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 February - 17.  

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 February - 17 death of ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

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

1600  On this day in history death of giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake  

1609  On February - 17 death of ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549)  

1612  Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1624  Death of Juan de Mariana, Spanish historian (b. 1536) on this day in history.  

1652  On this day in history gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67  

1654  Michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62 on February - 17.  

1659  On February - 17 death of abel Servien, French diplomat (b. 1593)  

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 February - 17.  

1688  On this day in history death of rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian  

1715  Antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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

1768  Death of Arthur Onslow, English politician (b. 1691) on this day in history.  

1780  Death of Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (b. 1706) on this day in history.  

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

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

1827  On February - 17 johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educator, dies at 81  

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

1847  William Collins, landscape painter, dies on this day in history.  

1852  Micha Joseph Levenson, Hebrew poet, dies on this day in history.  

1854  Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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

1874  [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belg astronomer/sociologist, dies at 77 on February - 17.  

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

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

1883  On February - 17 napoleon Coste, composer, dies at 76  

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

1901  On this day in history ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer, dies at 38  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

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1444  Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist was born on this day in history.  

1490  Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy) was born on February - 17.  

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  J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist was born on February - 17.  

1646  Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714) was born on this day in history.  

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

1667  Georg Bronner, composer was born on February - 17.