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Famous Deaths In February - 17

Wednesday, 07 December 2016

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

1371  Death of Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on February - 17.  

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

1600  On February - 17 death of giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake  

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

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

1654  Michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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  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  Antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68 on February - 17.  

1732  On February - 17 louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63  

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 this day in history james Macpherson, poet, dies  

1815  Franz Gotz, composer, dies at 59 on February - 17.  

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

1854  Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71 on February - 17.  

1856  On February - 17 heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris  

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  Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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

1890  On February - 17 death of christopher Sholes, American inventor (b. 1819)  

1901  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1519  On this day in history 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 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  On this day in history birth of georg Bronner, composer  

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