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Famous Deaths In February - 17

Monday, 26 January 2015

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

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

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

1732  On February - 17 louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63  

1768  On this day in history death of arthur Onslow, English politician (b. 1691)  

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

1796  On February - 17 james Macpherson, poet, dies  

1815  On this day in history franz Gotz, composer, dies at 59  

1827  Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educator, dies at 81 on February - 17.  

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

1847  On February - 17 william Collins, landscape painter, dies  

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

1854  On this day in history hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71  

1856  Heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris on this day in history.  

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

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

1878  On this day in history 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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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

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

1490  On February - 17 birth of charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)  

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  On February - 17 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 this day in history birth of georg Bronner, composer