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Famous Deaths In February - 17

Thursday, 17 August 2017

0364  On this day in history 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 February - 17.  

1339  On this day in history death of otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301)  

1371  On February - 17 death of ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

1596  Death of Friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536) on February - 17.  

1600  Death of Giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake on this day in history.  

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

1612  On this day in history ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57  

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

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1652  On February - 17 gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67  

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

1659  Death of Abel Servien, French diplomat (b. 1593) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1768  Death of Arthur Onslow, English politician (b. 1691) on February - 17.  

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

1796  James Macpherson, poet, dies on February - 17.  

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

1827  Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educator, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

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 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  [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belg astronomer/sociologist, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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

1878  On this day in history jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59  

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  On February - 17 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 this day in history birth of charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)  

1519  Francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563) was born on February - 17.  

1581  Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653) was born on this day in history.  

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

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