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Famous Deaths In February - 17

Monday, 27 April 2015

0364  On this day in history flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32  

0440  Death of Mesrop Mashtots on this day in history.  

0956  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 February - 17 death of ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549)  

1612  Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57 on February - 17.  

1624  Death of Juan de Mariana, Spanish historian (b. 1536) on February - 17.  

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  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 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 February - 17 louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63  

1768  On this day in history death of arthur Onslow, English politician (b. 1691)  

1780  On February - 17 death of andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (b. 1706)  

1796  James Macpherson, poet, dies on this day in history.  

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  On February - 17 ferdinando Carulli, composer, dies at 70  

1847  William Collins, landscape painter, dies on February - 17.  

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

1854  On February - 17 hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71  

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  Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33 on this day in history.  

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

1883  On February - 17 napoleon Coste, composer, dies at 76  

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

1901  On this day in history ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer, dies at 38  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1444  Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist was born on this day in history.  

1490  Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1646  On February - 17 birth of pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)  

1653  On this day in history birth of arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)  

1667  Georg Bronner, composer was born on this day in history.