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Famous Deaths In February - 17

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

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 February - 17.  

1371  On February - 17 death of ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

1596  Death of Friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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 February - 17.  

1673  Moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies on this day in history.  

1680  On this day in history death of denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (b. 1599)  

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 this day in history louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63  

1768  On February - 17 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  James Macpherson, poet, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1583  On this day in history birth of j Henry Alting, Dutch theologist  

1646  Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714) was born on this day in history.  

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

1667  On February - 17 birth of georg Bronner, composer