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Historical Events Happened In February - 17

Thursday, 30 October 2014

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

0440  Mesrop Mashtots on February - 17.  

0956  Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55 on this day in history.  

1370  On February - 17 battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania  

1371  On this day in history ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

1444  On this day in history rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist  

1490  On this day in history charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)  

1500  On February - 17 battle of Hemmingstedt.  

1568  Holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace on February - 17.  

1583  On this day in history j Henry Alting, Dutch theologist  

1598  On February - 17 boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia  

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 February - 17.  

1634  On this day in history william Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti  

1652  Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67 on February - 17.  

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

1654  Michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1667  On February - 17 georg Bronner, composer  

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

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  On this day in history kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty  

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 this day in history.  

1696  Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer on this day in history.  

1697  Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer on this day in history.  

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  On February - 17 antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68  

1723  On this day in history 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.  

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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 February - 17.  

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 this day in history.  

1583  J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist was born on this day in history.  

1646  On this day in history birth of pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)  

1653  On this day in history birth of arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)  

1667  Georg Bronner, composer was born on February - 17.  

Famous Deaths In February - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

0440  On February - 17 death of mesrop Mashtots  

0956  On February - 17 hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55  

1339  On this day in history death of otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301)  

1371  On this day in history death of ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

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

1600  On February - 17 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 this day in history.