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Famous Deaths In February - 17

Wednesday, 01 April 2015

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  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 this day in history.  

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

1596  On February - 17 death of friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536)  

1600  On this day in history death of giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake  

1609  Death of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549) on this day in history.  

1612  Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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

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

1654  Michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62 on February - 17.  

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  On February - 17 death of denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (b. 1599)  

1688  On this day in history death of rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian  

1715  On February - 17 antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68  

1732  On this day in history 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  James Macpherson, poet, dies on February - 17.  

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

1827  On February - 17 johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educator, dies at 81  

1841  Ferdinando Carulli, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1847  On February - 17 william Collins, landscape painter, dies  

1852  On this day in history micha Joseph Levenson, Hebrew poet, dies  

1854  On this day in history hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71  

1856  On February - 17 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  Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33 on February - 17.  

1878  Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59 on February - 17.  

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

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

1901  Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer, dies at 38 on this day in history.  

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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  On February - 17 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 this day in history.  

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