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Famous Deaths In February - 17

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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

0440  On this day in history death of mesrop Mashtots  

0956  On this day in history hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55  

1339  On this day in history 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  Death of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549) on this day in history.  

1612  On this day in history ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57  

1624  On this day in history death of juan de Mariana, Spanish historian (b. 1536)  

1652  Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67 on this day in history.  

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

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

1673  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (b. 1706)  

1796  James Macpherson, poet, dies on this day in history.  

1815  Franz Gotz, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1827  Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educator, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1841  Ferdinando Carulli, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

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

1854  Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history napoleon Coste, composer, dies at 76  

1890  On this day in history 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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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1444  On this day in history birth of rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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  Georg Bronner, composer was born on this day in history.