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Historical Events In April - 17

Monday, 21 September 2020

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

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

0617  On April - 17 donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg  

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

0858  On this day in history benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope  

0858  Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies on April - 17.  

1272  On this day in history zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59  

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 this day in history jan IV, duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies  

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

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

1521  On April - 17 martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church  

1524  Giovanni Verrazano discovers New York Harbor. Real estate prices immediately increase on April - 17.  

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  On April - 17 tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)  

1555  On April - 17 siena surrenders for Spanish troops  

1573  Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League) on April - 17.  

1574  Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies on April - 17.  

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

1587  On this day in history marco Ivan Lukacic, composer  

1596  Arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais on this day in history.  

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

1629  On this day in history 1st commercial fishery established  

1630  On this day in history christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies  

1644  On this day in history 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 April - 17.  

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

1683  Johann David Heinichen, composer on April - 17.  

1699  On April - 17 robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave)  

1704  On this day in history 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell  

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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 April - 17.  

1539  On April - 17 birth of tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)  

1573  Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League) was born on April - 17.  

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  On April - 17 birth of giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671)  

1620  On this day in history birth of marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700)  

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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 April - 17 proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]  

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

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

0858  On this day in history benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies  

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 this day in history.  

1297  On this day in history willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86  

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