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Historical Events Happened In February - 17

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

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

0440  On February - 17 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 February - 17.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1621  On this day in history 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 February - 17 gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67  

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

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

1667  On this day in history georg Bronner, composer  

1670  France & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty on this day in history.  

1673  Moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies on this day in history.  

1675  On February - 17 johann Melchior Conradi, composer  

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 February - 17 thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service  

1696  Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer on February - 17.  

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

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

1723  Tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination on February - 17.  

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

1740  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist  

1490  On this day in history birth of charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)  

1519  On this day in history birth of francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)  

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 February - 17.  

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

1667  Georg Bronner, composer was born on February - 17.  

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Famous Deaths In February - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

0440  On this day in history death of mesrop Mashtots  

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

1339  On February - 17 death of otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301)  

1371  Death of Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on February - 17.  

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

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