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Historical Events Happened In January - 17

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

0395  Theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1103  On this day in history frutolf, German monk/musicologist/historian, dies  

1119  Boudouin VII Hapkin, count of Flanders, dies on this day in history.  

1229  Albert, bishop of Riga/founder (Sword Knights), dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

1287  King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca on this day in history.  

1342  On this day in history philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy  

1377  On this day in history pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon.  

1463  Frederick III, the Wise, elector of Saxony (1486-25), protector Luther on this day in history.  

1501  On this day in history cesare Borgia returns in triumph to Rome from Romagna  

1501  On this day in history leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants)  

1504  On this day in history pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72)  

1517  Antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of Johannes) on this day in history.  

1524  Beginning of Giovanni da Verrazzano's voyage to find a passage to China on this day in history.  

1536  On this day in history françois Rabelais absolved of apostasy by Pope Paul III  

1536  On this day in history francois Rabelais absolved of apostasy by Pope Paul III  

1545  On this day in history antonio Pace, composer  

1562  On this day in history edict of St Germain recognizes the Huguenots in France  

1562  Edict of St Germain recognizes Huguenots in France on this day in history.  

1574  On this day in history robert Fludd, composer  

1584  On this day in history bohemia adopts the Gregorian calendar  

1584  Bohemia adopts Gregorian calendar on this day in history.  

1595  On this day in history french king Henri IV declares war on Spain  

1600  On this day in history calderon, writer  

1601  France gains Bresse, Bugey, Valromey & Gex in treaty with Spain on this day in history.  

1604  On this day in history santino Garsi, composer, dies at 61  

1605  First publication of Don Quixote on this day in history.  

1612  Thomas Fairfax, Lord Fairfax, English Parliamentary general on this day in history.  

1617  On this day in history pieter C Bockenberg, Dutch historian, dies at 68  

1620  On this day in history diego Alvarez de Paz, Span missionary/writer (Peru), dies at about 59  

1625  Nicolo Rubini, composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1654  Paul Potter, Dutch painter, buried on this day in history.  

1656  Brandenburg & Sweden sign Treaty of Königsberg on this day in history.  

1656  On this day in history brandenburg & Sweden sign Treaty of Königsberg  

1657  On this day in history pieter van Bloemen, [Standaart], Flemish painter, baptized  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1342  Philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy was born on this day in history.  

1463  Frederick III, the Wise, elector of Saxony (1486-25), protector Luther was born on this day in history.  

1484  George Spalatin, German reformer (d. 1545) was born on this day in history.  

1501  Leonhard Fuchs, Germany, botanist (History of Plants) was born on this day in history.  

1504  Pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72) was born on this day in history.  

1517  On this day in history birth of antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of Johannes)  

1545  Antonio Pace, composer was born on this day in history.  

1560  Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (d. 1624) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In January - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0395  Theodosius I, the Great, Spanish emperor of Rome, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1103  Frutolf, German monk/musicologist/historian, dies on this day in history.  

1119  Boudouin VII Hapkin, count of Flanders, dies on this day in history.  

1229  Albert, bishop of Riga/founder (Sword Knights), dies at about 68 on this day in history.  

1369  On this day in history death of king Peter I of Cyprus (murdered) (b. 1328)  

1468  Death of Skanderbeg, Albanian leader (b. 1405) on this day in history.  

1598  Death of Fyodor I Tsar of Russia (b. 1557) on this day in history.  

1604  Santino Garsi, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.