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Famous Deaths In February - 17

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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 this day in history.  

1339  Death of Otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301) on February - 17.  

1371  Death of Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

1596  On this day in history 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  Death of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549) on this day in history.  

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)  


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  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  Death of Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (b. 1599) on February - 17.  

1688  Death of Rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian on February - 17.  

1715  On this day in history antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68  

1732  Louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63 on February - 17.  

1768  On February - 17 death of arthur Onslow, English politician (b. 1691)  

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

1796  On February - 17 james Macpherson, poet, dies  

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

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

1841  Ferdinando Carulli, composer, dies at 70 on February - 17.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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  On February - 17 jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59  

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

1890  On February - 17 death of christopher Sholes, American inventor (b. 1819)  

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

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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 this day in history.  

1519  Francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563) was born on this day in history.  

1581  On this day in history birth of fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)  

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

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.  


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