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Historical Events Happened In February - 17

Friday, 12 February 2016

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

0440  On February - 17 mesrop Mashtots  

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

1370  On February - 17 battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania  

1371  Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on February - 17.  

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

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

1500  On this day in history battle of Hemmingstedt.  

1568  On this day in history holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace  

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

1598  On this day in history 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  Giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake on this day in history.  

1612  On this day in history ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57  

1621  On this day in history miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony  

1634  On February - 17 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  On February - 17 arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)  

1654  On February - 17 michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62  

1667  Georg Bronner, composer on this day in history.  

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  Johann Melchior Conradi, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

1691  On February - 17 thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service  

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

1697  On February - 17 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 February - 17.  

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

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

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 February - 17.  

1646  Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714) was born on February - 17.  

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

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

Famous Deaths In February - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

0440  On this day in history death of mesrop Mashtots  

0956  Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55 on this day in history.  

1339  On this day in history death of otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301)  

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

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  On this day in history death of ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549)  

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