Historical Events Happened In February - 17
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
0364 On this day in history flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32
0440 On this day in history mesrop Mashtots
0956 On February - 17 hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55
1370 On February - 17 battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania
1371 On this day in history ivan Alexander of Bulgaria
1444 Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist on February - 17.
1490 On February - 17 charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)
1500 Battle of Hemmingstedt on February - 17.
1568 Holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace on February - 17.
1583 J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist on February - 17.
1598 On February - 17 boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia
1600 Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged of heresy on this day in history.
1600 Giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake on this day in history.
1612 On February - 17 ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57
1621 Miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony on February - 17.
1634 On this day in history william Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti
1652 On February - 17 gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67
1653 Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi) on this day in history.
1654 Michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1667 On February - 17 georg Bronner, composer
1670 France & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty on this day in history.
1673 Moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies on February - 17.
1675 On this day in history johann Melchior Conradi, composer
1676 On this day in history kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty
1688 Rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian on this day in history.
1691 On this day in history thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service
1696 On February - 17 baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer
1697 Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer on February - 17.
1699 On this day in history hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci)
1714 Parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree on February - 17.
1715 On February - 17 antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68
1723 Tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination on February - 17.
1732 Louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63 on February - 17.
1740 Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist on this day in history.