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Historical Events Happened In February - 17

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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

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  Battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania on February - 17.  

1371  Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on February - 17.  

1444  Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist on this day in history.  

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

1500  On February - 17 battle of Hemmingstedt.  

1568  On this day in history holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace  

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

1598  Boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia on this day in history.  

1600  Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged of heresy on this day in history.  

1600  On this day in history giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake  

1612  Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57 on February - 17.  

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 February - 17.  

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  On this day in history 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 February - 17.  

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

1688  Rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian on February - 17.  

1691  Thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service on February - 17.  

1696  On this day in history baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer  

1697  Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer on this day in history.  

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  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  On February - 17 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 February - 17 birth of rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist  

1490  On February - 17 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 this day in history.  

1646  On February - 17 birth of pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)  

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

1667  On February - 17 birth of georg Bronner, composer  

Famous Deaths In February - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

0440  On February - 17 death of mesrop Mashtots  

0956  Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55 on February - 17.  

1339  Death of Otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301) on this day in history.  

1371  On this day in history death of ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

1596  On this day in history death of friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536)  

1600  Death of Giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake on February - 17.  

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