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Famous Deaths In February - 17

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0364  On February - 17 flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32  

0440  Death of Mesrop Mashtots on February - 17.  

0956  Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55 on this day in history.  

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

1371  On February - 17 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 February - 17.  

1609  On this day in history 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 February - 17.  

1624  On this day in history death of juan de Mariana, Spanish historian (b. 1536)  

1652  Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67 on February - 17.  

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

1659  Death of Abel Servien, French diplomat (b. 1593) on February - 17.  

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

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

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

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

1852  Micha Joseph Levenson, Hebrew poet, dies on February - 17.  

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 this day in history.  

1875  Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33 on this day in history.  

1878  Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59 on February - 17.  

1883  Napoleon Coste, composer, dies at 76 on February - 17.  

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

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  On this day in history birth of rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist  

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

1519  On this day in history birth of francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)  

1581  On February - 17 birth of fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)  

1583  J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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