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Historical Events For February - 17

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

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  Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55 on this day in history.  

1370  Battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania on February - 17.  

1371  Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

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

1583  On February - 17 j Henry Alting, Dutch theologist  

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

1600  On February - 17 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 February - 17.  

1612  On February - 17 ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57  

1621  On this day in history miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony  

1634  On February - 17 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 this day in history.  

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

1667  Georg Bronner, composer on February - 17.  

1670  France & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty on this day in history.  

1673  Moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies on February - 17.  

1675  Johann Melchior Conradi, composer on February - 17.  

1676  Kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty on February - 17.  

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 February - 17.  

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 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  Tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination on this day in history.  

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

1740  Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist on this day in history.  

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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 February - 17 birth of francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)  

1581  On February - 17 birth of fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)  

1583  On February - 17 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  

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

1596  On February - 17 death of friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536)  

1600  Death of Giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake on this day in history.  

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

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