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Famous Deaths In February - 17

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

0364  On February - 17 flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32  

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  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 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 February - 17 death of abel Servien, French diplomat (b. 1593)  

1673  Moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies on February - 17.  

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

1688  Death of Rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian on February - 17.  

1715  On this day in history antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68  

1732  Louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63 on February - 17.  

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 February - 17.  

1796  On February - 17 james Macpherson, poet, dies  

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

1827  Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educator, dies at 81 on February - 17.  

1841  On this day in history ferdinando Carulli, composer, dies at 70  

1847  On February - 17 william Collins, landscape painter, dies  

1852  Micha Joseph Levenson, Hebrew poet, dies on February - 17.  

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

1856  Heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris on this day in history.  

1874  On February - 17 [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  Jose Amador de los Rios, Spanish historian/poet, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1883  On this day in history napoleon Coste, composer, dies at 76  

1890  Death of Christopher Sholes, American inventor (b. 1819) on February - 17.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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 February - 17 birth of arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)  

1667  On this day in history birth of georg Bronner, composer