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Historical Events Happened In February - 17

Thursday, 05 May 2016

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

0440  On February - 17 mesrop Mashtots  

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 February - 17 rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist  

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

1500  On this day in history battle of Hemmingstedt.  

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 February - 17 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  On February - 17 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 this day in history william Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti  

1652  On this day in history gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67  

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  On February - 17 georg Bronner, composer  

1670  On February - 17 france & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty  

1673  Moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies on February - 17.  

1675  Johann Melchior Conradi, composer on February - 17.  

1676  Kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty on this day in history.  

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  Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68  

1723  On February - 17 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  On February - 17 birth of rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist  

1490  On this day in history 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 February - 17 birth of fausto Poli, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1653)  

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

1646  On February - 17 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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

0440  On February - 17 death of mesrop Mashtots  

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

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

1371  On February - 17 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  On this day in history death of ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549)  

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