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Famous Deaths In February - 17

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

0364  Flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32 on February - 17.  

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 February - 17.  

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  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 February - 17 ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57  

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

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

1654  On February - 17 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 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  Louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

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

1780  Death of Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (b. 1706) on February - 17.  

1796  On February - 17 james Macpherson, poet, dies  

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 February - 17.  

1847  William Collins, landscape painter, dies on this day in history.  

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

1854  On February - 17 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 this day in history.  

1875  Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33 on this day in history.  

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

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  On February - 17 ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer, dies at 38  

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

1490  Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy) was born on February - 17.  

1519  Francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563) was born on February - 17.  

1581  On this day in history birth of fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)  

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 this day in history.  

1667  Georg Bronner, composer was born on February - 17.  

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