Historical Events Happened In February - 17
Friday, 12 February 2016
0364 On this day in history flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32
0440 On February - 17 mesrop Mashtots
0956 Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55 on February - 17.
1370 On February - 17 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 February - 17.
1500 On this day in history battle of Hemmingstedt.
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 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 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 February - 17 gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67
1653 On February - 17 arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)
1654 On February - 17 michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62
1667 Georg Bronner, composer on this day in history.
1670 On February - 17 france & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty
1673 Moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies on this day in history.
1675 Johann Melchior Conradi, composer on this day in history.
1676 Kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty on this day in history.
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 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 February - 17.
1715 On February - 17 antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68
1723 Tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination on this day in history.
1732 On this day in history louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63
1740 Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist on February - 17.