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Famous Deaths In February - 17

Sunday, 14 February 2016

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

0440  Death of Mesrop Mashtots on February - 17.  

0956  On February - 17 hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55  

1339  On February - 17 death of otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301)  

1371  Death of Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

1596  On this day in history 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 February - 17.  

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

1624  On February - 17 death of juan de Mariana, Spanish historian (b. 1536)  

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

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

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  On this day in history death of denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (b. 1599)  

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 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 this day in history.  

1796  On this day in history james Macpherson, poet, dies  

1815  On this day in history franz Gotz, composer, dies at 59  

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

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

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

1852  On February - 17 micha Joseph Levenson, Hebrew poet, dies  

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

1875  On February - 17 luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33  

1878  On this day in history 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 Birthdays In February - 17

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1444  Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist was born on February - 17.  

1490  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1646  Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714) was born on February - 17.  

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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