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Historical Events Happened In February - 17

Monday, 22 December 2014

0364  Flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32 on February - 17.  

0440  Mesrop Mashtots on this day in history.  

0956  Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55 on February - 17.  

1370  On this day in history battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania  

1371  Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on February - 17.  

1444  On this day in history 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  Boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia on this day in history.  

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

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  William Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti on this day in history.  

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 February - 17.  

1667  Georg Bronner, composer on this day in history.  

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 February - 17 johann Melchior Conradi, composer  

1676  On February - 17 kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty  

1688  On this day in history 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  On February - 17 baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer  

1697  On this day in history louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer  

1699  Hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci) on this day in history.  

1714  Parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree on February - 17.  

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 February - 17.  

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

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

1581  On February - 17 birth of fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)  

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

1646  On February - 17 birth of pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (d. 1714)  

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

1667  On February - 17 birth of georg Bronner, composer  

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 February - 17.  

0440  Death of Mesrop Mashtots on this day in history.  

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

1339  Death of Otto, Duke of Austria (b. 1301) on February - 17.  

1371  On February - 17 death of ivan Alexander of Bulgaria  

1596  Death of Friedrich Sylburg, German classical scholar (b. 1536) on February - 17.  

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 February - 17.