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Historical Events For February - 17

Sunday, 23 April 2017

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

1370  Battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania on February - 17.  

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  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.  

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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  On February - 17 giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake  

1612  On February - 17 ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57  

1621  On February - 17 miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony  

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

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 this day in history.  

1667  On February - 17 georg Bronner, composer  

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

1673  On this day in history moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies  

1675  Johann Melchior Conradi, composer on this day in history.  

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

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  On February - 17 baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer  

1697  Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer on this day in history.  

1699  On this day in history hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci)  

1714  On February - 17 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 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  Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist was born on this day in history.  

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

1519  Francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563) was born on this day in history.  

1581  On this day in history birth of fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)  

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 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  

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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  Death of Mesrop Mashtots on this day in history.  

0956  On February - 17 hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55  

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

1371  On February - 17 death of ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

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 February - 17.  

1609  Death of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549) on this day in history.  

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