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Famous Deaths In February - 17

Friday, 22 May 2015

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  On February - 17 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  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  Death of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549) on February - 17.  

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

1624  Death of Juan de Mariana, Spanish historian (b. 1536) on this day in history.  

1652  On this day in history gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67  

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 this day in history 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  On February - 17 death of rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian  

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

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

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 February - 17.  

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

1815  Franz Gotz, composer, dies at 59 on February - 17.  

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  William Collins, landscape painter, dies on February - 17.  

1852  Micha Joseph Levenson, Hebrew poet, dies on this day in history.  

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 February - 17.  

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

1890  Death of Christopher Sholes, American inventor (b. 1819) on this day in history.  

1901  Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer, dies at 38 on February - 17.  

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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 February - 17.  

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  Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi) was born on February - 17.  

1667  On this day in history birth of georg Bronner, composer