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Historical Events Happened In February - 17

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0364  Flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32 on February - 17.  

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  Battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania on February - 17.  

1371  Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on February - 17.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1612  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history georg Bronner, composer  

1670  On February - 17 france & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty  

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

1675  On this day in history johann Melchior Conradi, composer  

1676  On this day in history 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  Thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service on this day in history.  

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 February - 17.  

1714  Parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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  On February - 17 birth of rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist  

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

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 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 February - 17.  

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

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

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

1596  Death of Friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536) on February - 17.  

1600  On this day in history 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.  

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