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Historical Events For February - 17

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

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

0440  On February - 17 mesrop Mashtots  

0956  Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55 on February - 17.  

1370  Battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania on February - 17.  

1371  On February - 17 ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

1444  On February - 17 rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist  

1490  Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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1598  Boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia on February - 17.  

1600  On this day in history philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged of heresy.  

1600  Giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake on February - 17.  

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

1621  On February - 17 miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony  

1634  On this day in history william Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti  

1652  On this day in history gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67  

1653  On this day in history arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)  

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

1667  Georg Bronner, composer on this day in history.  

1670  France & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty on this day in history.  

1673  On February - 17 moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies  

1675  On this day in history johann Melchior Conradi, composer  

1676  Kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty on February - 17.  

1688  Rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian on this day in history.  

1691  Thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service on this day in history.  

1696  Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer on this day in history.  

1697  On this day in history louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer  

1699  Hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci) on February - 17.  

1714  Parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree on this day in history.  

1715  Antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68 on February - 17.  

1723  Tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination on this day in history.  

1732  On this day in history louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63  

1740  Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist on February - 17.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1444  Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist was born on February - 17.  

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 February - 17.  

1581  Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653) was born on this day in history.  

1583  J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist was born on this day in history.  

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  Georg Bronner, composer was born on February - 17.  

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Famous Deaths In February - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

0440  Death of Mesrop Mashtots on this day in history.  

0956  Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55 on February - 17.  

1339  On February - 17 death of otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301)  

1371  On February - 17 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  On February - 17 death of ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549)  

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