Historical Events For February - 17
Sunday, 21 January 2018
0364 On February - 17 flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32
0440 Mesrop Mashtots on this day in history.
0956 On February - 17 hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55
1370 On February - 17 battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania
1371 On February - 17 ivan Alexander of Bulgaria
1444 Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist on February - 17.
1490 On this day in history charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)
1500 On this day in history battle of Hemmingstedt.
1568 On February - 17 holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace
1583 J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist on February - 17.
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 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 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 On this day in history arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)
1654 On this day in history michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62
1667 On February - 17 georg Bronner, composer
1670 On February - 17 france & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty
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 Rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian on February - 17.
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 On this day in history louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer
1699 On February - 17 hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci)
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 Louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63 on February - 17.
1740 Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist on February - 17.