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Historical Events Happened In February - 17

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

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

0440  On this day in history mesrop Mashtots  

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 this day in history ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

1444  Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist on February - 17.  

1490  On February - 17 charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)  

1500  Battle of Hemmingstedt on February - 17.  

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

1583  J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist on February - 17.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

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  On February - 17 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 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 February - 17.  

1675  On this day in history johann Melchior Conradi, composer  

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  On this day in history thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service  

1696  On February - 17 baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer  

1697  Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer on February - 17.  

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 February - 17.  

1715  On February - 17 antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68  

1723  Tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination on February - 17.  

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 February - 17.  

1490  On February - 17 birth of charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)  

1519  Francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (d. 1563) was born on this day in history.  

1581  On this day in history birth of fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)  

1583  J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist was born on February - 17.  

1646  Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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Famous Deaths In February - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0364  On February - 17 flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32  

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  Death of Giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake on February - 17.  

1609  Death of Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549) on this day in history.  

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