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Historical Events Happened In February - 17

Saturday, 04 July 2015

0364  Flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32 on February - 17.  

0440  Mesrop Mashtots on February - 17.  

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

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 February - 17.  

1490  On February - 17 charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)  

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 February - 17 j Henry Alting, Dutch theologist  

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

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  Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1621  Miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony on February - 17.  

1634  William Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti on this day in history.  

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  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  Johann Melchior Conradi, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68  

1723  On this day in history tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination  

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

1740  On February - 17 horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist  

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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 February - 17 birth of francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)  

1581  On February - 17 birth of fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)  

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

1646  Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714) was born on this day in history.  

1653  Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi) was born on February - 17.  

1667  On February - 17 birth of georg Bronner, composer  

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

1371  On this day in history death of ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

1596  On February - 17 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)