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Historical Events Happened In February - 17

Thursday, 05 March 2015

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

0440  On this day in history mesrop Mashtots  

0956  On this day in history hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55  

1370  On this day in history battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania  

1371  Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on February - 17.  

1444  On February - 17 rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist  

1490  Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1598  Boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia on this day in history.  

1600  Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged of heresy on this day in history.  

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  Miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony on February - 17.  

1634  William Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti on this day in history.  

1652  Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67 on this day in history.  

1653  Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi) on February - 17.  

1654  Michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62 on February - 17.  

1667  On this day in history georg Bronner, composer  

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

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  Kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty on February - 17.  

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

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 February - 17.  

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 this day in history.  

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 February - 17.  

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  On February - 17 birth of arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)  

1667  On February - 17 birth of georg Bronner, composer  

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 February - 17 death of mesrop Mashtots  

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

1339  On February - 17 death of otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301)  

1371  Death of Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

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