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Historical Events For February - 17

Monday, 29 May 2017

0364  On February - 17 flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32  

0440  Mesrop Mashtots on February - 17.  

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

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

1371  On February - 17 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  Battle of Hemmingstedt on February - 17.  

1568  Holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace on February - 17.  

1583  On this day in history j Henry Alting, Dutch theologist  

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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  Giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake on February - 17.  

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  William Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti on February - 17.  

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

1653  On February - 17 arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)  

1654  Michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1667  Georg Bronner, composer on this day in history.  

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 February - 17 johann Melchior Conradi, composer  

1676  Kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty on February - 17.  

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

1699  Hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci) on February - 17.  

1714  Parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree on February - 17.  

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  On February - 17 louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63  

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 February - 17.  

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

1519  On February - 17 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  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  Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi) was born on this day in history.  

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

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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 February - 17 death of mesrop Mashtots  

0956  On this day in history hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55  

1339  On this day in history death of otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301)  

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 this day in history death of giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake  

1609  On February - 17 death of ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549)  

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