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Famous Deaths In February - 17

Friday, 23 June 2017

0364  On February - 17 flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32  

0440  On this day in history death of mesrop Mashtots  

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 February - 17.  

1371  On February - 17 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  On February - 17 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 this day in history death of juan de Mariana, Spanish historian (b. 1536)  

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1652  Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67 on February - 17.  

1654  On this day in history michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 February - 17.  

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

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

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  Franz Gotz, composer, dies at 59 on February - 17.  

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

1841  On this day in history ferdinando Carulli, composer, dies at 70  

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

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  On this day in history heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris  

1874  On this day in history [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  Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1883  On this day in history napoleon Coste, composer, dies at 76  

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

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

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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 February - 17.  

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

1583  On this day in history birth of j Henry Alting, Dutch theologist  

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  On this day in history birth of georg Bronner, composer  

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