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Historical Events Happened In February - 17

Monday, 22 September 2014

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  Battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania on this day in history.  

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 February - 17.  

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

1583  J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist on February - 17.  

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  Giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake on this day in history.  

1612  Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1621  On February - 17 miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony  

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  Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi) on February - 17.  

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

1667  Georg Bronner, composer on February - 17.  

1670  On this day in history france & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty  

1673  On February - 17 moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies  

1675  On February - 17 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  Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer on this day in history.  

1697  On February - 17 louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer  

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 February - 17 tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination  

1732  On February - 17 louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63  

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

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

1519  On this day in history birth of francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)  

1581  Fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653) was born on this day in history.  

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  Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi) was born on February - 17.  

1667  Georg Bronner, composer was born on February - 17.  

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  Death of Mesrop Mashtots on this day in history.  

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

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

1371  Death of Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on February - 17.  

1596  Death of Friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536) on this day in history.  

1600  On February - 17 death of giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake  

1609  Death of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549) on February - 17.