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Historical Events In April - 17

Sunday, 28 February 2021

0326  Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria on this day in history.  

0485  On this day in history proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]  

0617  Donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on this day in history.  

0818  Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on April - 17.  

0858  On April - 17 benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope  

0858  On April - 17 benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies  

1272  Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59 on April - 17.  

1297  Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86 on this day in history.  

1397  Geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II. Chaucer scholars have also identified this date (in 1387) as when the book's pilgrimage to Canterbury starts on this day in history.  

1427  On April - 17 jan IV, duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies  

1492  On this day in history christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find the Indies  

1492  Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies on this day in history.  

1521  Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church on this day in history.  

1524  Giovanni Verrazano discovers New York Harbor. Real estate prices immediately increase on this day in history.  

1524  NY Harbor discovered by Giovanni Verrazano on this day in history.  

1524  Giovanni Verrazano, a florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay on this day in history.  

1534  On April - 17 sir Thomas More confined in London Tower  

1539  Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia) on April - 17.  

1555  Siena surrenders for Spanish troops on April - 17.  

1573  On this day in history maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League)  

1574  On April - 17 joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies  

1586  On this day in history john Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore)  

1587  Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer on this day in history.  

1596  On this day in history arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais  

1622  Henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans) on April - 17.  

1629  1st commercial fishery established on April - 17.  

1630  On April - 17 christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies  

1644  On April - 17 abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized  

1666  On this day in history francois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer  

1676  Frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51) on this day in history.  

1679  On April - 17 john van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53  

1683  Johann David Heinichen, composer on this day in history.  

1699  On this day in history robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave)  

1704  1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell on April - 17.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1278  Michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320) was born on this day in history.  

1539  Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia) was born on April - 17.  

1573  On this day in history birth of maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League)  

1573  On April - 17 birth of maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651)  

1586  John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) was born on this day in history.  

1587  On this day in history birth of marco Ivan Lukacic, composer  

1598  Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671) was born on this day in history.  

1620  Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0326  On this day in history death of alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria  

0485  On this day in history proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]  

0617  On this day in history death of donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg  

0818  Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on this day in history.  

0858  Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies on this day in history.  

1080  On this day in history death of king Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041)  

1272  Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59 on April - 17.  

1297  Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86 on this day in history.  

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