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Famous Deaths In February - 17

Wednesday, 05 August 2015

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

1371  On this day in history death of ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

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  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 this day in history.  

1652  On February - 17 gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67  

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

1659  On this day in history death of abel Servien, French diplomat (b. 1593)  

1673  On February - 17 moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies  

1680  On February - 17 death of denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (b. 1599)  

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 this day in history.  

1732  On February - 17 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  Franz Gotz, composer, dies at 59 on February - 17.  

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

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

1653  On February - 17 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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