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Famous Deaths In February - 17

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

0440  On this day in history death of mesrop Mashtots  

0956  On February - 17 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  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  On this day in history 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  On February - 17 gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67  

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 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 February - 17.  

1688  On this day in history death of rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian  

1715  On February - 17 antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68  

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

1768  On February - 17 death of arthur Onslow, English politician (b. 1691)  

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

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

1854  On this day in history hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71  

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 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 February - 17.  

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

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  On February - 17 birth of fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)  

1583  J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist was born on February - 17.  

1646  Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714) was born on this day in history.  

1653  Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi) was born on this day in history.  

1667  On February - 17 birth of georg Bronner, composer  

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