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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 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 February - 17.  

1609  On this day in history death of ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549)  

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 this day in history.  

1654  On February - 17 michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62  

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

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 February - 17.  

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

1796  James Macpherson, poet, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1841  On February - 17 ferdinando Carulli, composer, dies at 70  

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

1852  On February - 17 micha Joseph Levenson, Hebrew poet, dies  

1854  Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71 on February - 17.  

1856  On February - 17 heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris  

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

1875  On this day in history luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33  

1878  On February - 17 jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59  

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

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

1901  On February - 17 ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer, dies at 38  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

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1444  On February - 17 birth of rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist  

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 February - 17.  

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

1583  On February - 17 birth of j Henry Alting, Dutch theologist  

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  On February - 17 birth of georg Bronner, composer  

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