Historical Events Happened In February - 17
Thursday, 23 October 2014
0364 Flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32 on February - 17.
0440 Mesrop Mashtots on February - 17.
0956 On this day in history hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55
1370 Battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania on February - 17.
1371 On this day in history ivan Alexander of Bulgaria
1444 On this day in history rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist
1490 Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy) on February - 17.
1500 On February - 17 battle of Hemmingstedt.
1568 Holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace on February - 17.
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 February - 17.
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 February - 17 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 On February - 17 michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62
1667 On February - 17 georg Bronner, composer
1670 On February - 17 france & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty
1673 Moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies on this day in history.
1675 Johann Melchior Conradi, composer on this day in history.
1676 On February - 17 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 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 this day in history.
1714 Parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree on this day in history.
1715 On this day in history antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68
1723 On February - 17 tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination
1732 Louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63 on February - 17.
1740 On February - 17 horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist