Historical Events Happened In February - 17
Monday, 22 September 2014
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 Battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania on this day in history.
1371 Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on February - 17.
1444 Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist on this day in history.
1490 On February - 17 charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)
1500 Battle of Hemmingstedt on February - 17.
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 Boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia on this day in history.
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 Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57 on this day in history.
1621 On February - 17 miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony
1634 William Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti on February - 17.
1652 Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67 on February - 17.
1653 Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi) on February - 17.
1654 On this day in history michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62
1667 Georg Bronner, composer on February - 17.
1670 On this day in history france & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty
1673 On February - 17 moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies
1675 On February - 17 johann Melchior Conradi, composer
1676 On February - 17 kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty
1688 Rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian on February - 17.
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 this day in history.
1714 On this day in history parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree
1715 Antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68 on this day in history.
1723 On February - 17 tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination
1732 On February - 17 louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63
1740 On this day in history horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist