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Historical Events Happened In February - 17

Saturday, 25 April 2015

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

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

1371  Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

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  Holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace on this day in history.  

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

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

1621  Miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony on this day in history.  

1634  On February - 17 william Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti  

1652  Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67 on February - 17.  

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

1691  Thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service on February - 17.  

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  Parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1667  Georg Bronner, composer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In February - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

0440  Death of Mesrop Mashtots on February - 17.  

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  On this day in history death of ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

1596  Death of Friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536) on this day in history.  

1600  On February - 17 death of giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake  

1609  Death of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549) on February - 17.