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Historical Events Happened In February - 17

Saturday, 23 August 2014

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

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  On this day in history battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania  

1371  Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

1444  Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist on this day in history.  

1490  Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy) on this day in history.  

1500  Battle of Hemmingstedt on this day in history.  

1568  Holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace on this day in history.  

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

1598  Boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia on this day in history.  

1600  On this day in history philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged of heresy.  

1600  On this day in history giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake  

1612  Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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  Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67 on this day in history.  

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

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

1667  Georg Bronner, composer on this day in history.  

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

1673  On this day in history moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies  

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  Rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1519  On this day in history birth of francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563)  

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  Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi) was born on this day in history.  

1667  Georg Bronner, composer was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

0440  On this day in history death of mesrop Mashtots  

0956  On this day in history 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  Death of Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

1596  Death of Friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.