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Historical Events Happened In February - 17

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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

0440  Mesrop Mashtots on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1371  Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

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

1490  On this day in history charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)  

1500  On this day in history 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  On this day in history philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged of heresy.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1652  On this day in history gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67  

1653  On this day in history arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)  

1654  On this day in history michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62  

1667  On this day in history 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 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  Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1723  On this day in history tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination  

1732  Louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1740  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist  

1490  On this day in history birth of charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)  

1519  Francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563) was born on this day in history.  

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  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.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1609  On this day in history death of ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549)