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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  

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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  Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy) was born on this day in history.  

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

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 February - 17.  

0440  On this day in history death of mesrop Mashtots  

0956  Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55 on this day in history.  

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

1371  On February - 17 death of ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

1596  On February - 17 death of friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536)  

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)