Historical Events For February - 17
Sunday, 23 April 2017
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 Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55 on February - 17.
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 On February - 17 charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)
1500 Battle of Hemmingstedt on this day in history.
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 On this day in history boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia
1600 On this day in history philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged of heresy.
1600 On February - 17 giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake
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 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 Michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1667 On February - 17 georg Bronner, composer
1670 On this day in history france & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty
1673 On this day in history moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies
1675 Johann Melchior Conradi, composer on this day in history.
1676 Kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty on February - 17.
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 February - 17 baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer
1697 Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer on this day in history.
1699 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1723 On February - 17 tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination
1732 On this day in history louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63
1740 Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist on February - 17.