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Historical Events Happened In February - 17

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

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

0440  On February - 17 mesrop Mashtots  

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

1370  Battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania on this day in history.  

1371  On this day in history ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

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  Battle of Hemmingstedt on February - 17.  

1568  Holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace on this day in history.  

1583  On February - 17 j Henry Alting, Dutch theologist  

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1598  Boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia on February - 17.  

1600  Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged of heresy on February - 17.  

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

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

1621  Miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony on this day in history.  

1634  On this day in history william Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti  

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 February - 17.  

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

1667  Georg Bronner, composer on February - 17.  

1670  France & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty on February - 17.  

1673  On this day in history moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies  

1675  On February - 17 johann Melchior Conradi, composer  

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

1688  On February - 17 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  On this day in history baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer  

1697  Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer on February - 17.  

1699  On February - 17 hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci)  

1714  On February - 17 parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree  

1715  Antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68 on February - 17.  

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

1732  Louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63 on February - 17.  

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  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  J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist was born on this day in history.  

1646  Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714) was born on February - 17.  

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

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

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 February - 17.  

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 February - 17 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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