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Historical Events Happened In February - 17

Monday, 30 May 2016

0364  On February - 17 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 this day in history battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania  

1371  On February - 17 ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

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

1490  Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy) on February - 17.  

1500  Battle of Hemmingstedt on February - 17.  

1568  On February - 17 holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace  

1583  On this day in history j Henry Alting, Dutch theologist  

1598  On February - 17 boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia  

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

1600  On this day in history giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake  

1612  On this day in history 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  Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67 on this day in history.  

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

1654  Michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62 on February - 17.  

1667  Georg Bronner, composer on February - 17.  

1670  On February - 17 france & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty  

1673  Moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies on this day in history.  

1675  On this day in history johann Melchior Conradi, composer  

1676  Kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty on this day in history.  

1688  On February - 17 rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian  

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

1696  Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer on February - 17.  

1697  On February - 17 louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer  

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 this day in history.  

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

1723  On February - 17 tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination  

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

1740  Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist on this day in history.  

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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  Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy) was born on February - 17.  

1519  On this day in history birth of francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)  

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

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

1667  Georg Bronner, composer was born on February - 17.  

Famous Deaths In February - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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  Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55 on this day in history.  

1339  Death of Otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301) on February - 17.  

1371  Death of Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

1596  On February - 17 death of friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536)  

1600  Death of Giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake on this day in history.  

1609  Death of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549) on February - 17.  

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