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Historical Events Happened In February - 17

Friday, 25 July 2014

0364  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1370  On this day in history battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania  

1371  Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

1444  On this day in history rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist  

1490  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1583  J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist on this day in history.  

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

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

1621  On this day in history miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history johann Melchior Conradi, composer  

1676  On this day in history kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty  

1688  On this day in history rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian  

1691  Thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service on this day in history.  

1696  On this day in history baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer  

1697  On this day in history louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer  

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

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  Tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination on this day in history.  

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

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

1490  Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy) was born on this day in history.  

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

1581  Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)  

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  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 this day in history hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55  

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

1600  Death of Giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake on this day in history.  

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