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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 February - 17 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 February - 17.  

1371  On this day in history death of ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

1596  On this day in history death of friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536)  

1600  On February - 17 death of giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake  

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 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 this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1688  On February - 17 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 February - 17 louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63  

1768  Death of Arthur Onslow, English politician (b. 1691) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1852  Micha Joseph Levenson, Hebrew poet, dies on February - 17.  

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 February - 17.  

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

1875  Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33 on February - 17.  

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

1883  Napoleon Coste, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1890  On this day in history death of christopher Sholes, American inventor (b. 1819)  

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 this day in history birth of rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist  

1490  On February - 17 birth of charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)  

1519  On this day in history birth of francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)  

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

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 February - 17.  

1667  On February - 17 birth of georg Bronner, composer