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Historical Events Happened In February - 17

Monday, 25 July 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 February - 17 battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania  

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 this day in history.  

1568  Holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace on February - 17.  

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

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1598  On this day in history boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia  

1600  On February - 17 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  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  On this day in history gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67  

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

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

1667  On February - 17 georg Bronner, composer  

1670  On this day in history france & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty  

1673  Moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies on February - 17.  

1675  On this day in history 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  On this day in history baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer  

1697  Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer on February - 17.  

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

1714  On February - 17 parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree  

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  Louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

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

1490  On February - 17 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  On this day in history birth of fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)  

1583  On February - 17 birth of j Henry Alting, Dutch theologist  

1646  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of georg Bronner, composer  

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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 February - 17 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 this day in history.  

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

1596  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549)  

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