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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  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 February - 17.  

1371  On this day in history 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  Death of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549) on this day in history.  

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 February - 17.  

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

1673  Moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies on this day in history.  

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 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 February - 17.  

1780  On this day in history death of andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (b. 1706)  

1796  On February - 17 james Macpherson, poet, dies  

1815  On February - 17 franz Gotz, composer, dies at 59  

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

1874  On this day in history [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  Napoleon Coste, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

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

1901  Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer, dies at 38 on this day in history.  

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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  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 February - 17.  

1583  J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist was born on February - 17.  

1646  On this day in history birth of pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)  

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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