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Famous Deaths In February - 17

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

0364  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301)  

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 February - 17.  

1609  Death of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549) on this day in history.  

1612  On February - 17 ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57  

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

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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  Death of Abel Servien, French diplomat (b. 1593) on February - 17.  

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

1680  Death of Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (b. 1599) on this day in history.  

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 February - 17 louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63  

1768  Death of Arthur Onslow, English politician (b. 1691) on February - 17.  

1780  On this day in history death of andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian (b. 1706)  

1796  James Macpherson, poet, dies on February - 17.  

1815  On February - 17 franz Gotz, composer, dies at 59  

1827  On this day in history johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educator, dies at 81  

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

1847  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1874  [Lambert] Adolphe J Quetelet, Belg astronomer/sociologist, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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  Napoleon Coste, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1890  On this day in history death of christopher Sholes, American inventor (b. 1819)  

1901  Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer, dies at 38 on February - 17.  

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1444  Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist was born on this day in history.  

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  J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist was born on this day in history.  

1646  On this day in history 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  

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