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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  On this day in history hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55  

1339  Death of Otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301) on this day in history.  

1371  Death of Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on February - 17.  

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

1600  Death of Giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake on this day in history.  

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

1652  On this day in history 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  On February - 17 moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies  

1680  On February - 17 death of denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (b. 1599)  

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 February - 17.  

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

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

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

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

1841  On this day in history ferdinando Carulli, composer, dies at 70  

1847  On this day in history william Collins, landscape painter, dies  

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 February - 17.  

1856  Heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris on February - 17.  

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

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 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 February - 17.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

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

1490  On this day in history birth of charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)  

1519  On February - 17 birth of francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)  

1581  Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1653  On February - 17 birth of arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)  

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

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