Historical Events Happened In February - 17
Monday, 25 July 2016
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 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 this day in history.
1490 On February - 17 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 February - 17.
1583 J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist on February - 17.
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 On February - 17 ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57
1621 Miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony on February - 17.
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 February - 17.
1667 On February - 17 georg Bronner, composer
1670 On this day in history france & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty
1673 Moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies on February - 17.
1675 On this day in history johann Melchior Conradi, composer
1676 On February - 17 kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty
1688 Rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian on February - 17.
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 February - 17.
1714 On February - 17 parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree
1715 Antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68 on February - 17.
1723 Tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination on this day in history.
1732 Louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.
1740 Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist on this day in history.