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Historical Events In April - 17

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

0326  Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria on April - 17.  

0485  On April - 17 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 this day in history benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies  

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

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

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

1492  On April - 17 christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find the Indies  

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

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

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

1524  On April - 17 nY Harbor discovered by Giovanni Verrazano  

1524  Giovanni Verrazano, a florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay on April - 17.  

1534  Sir Thomas More confined in London Tower on this day in history.  

1539  On this day in history tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)  

1555  On April - 17 siena surrenders for Spanish troops  

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

1574  Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies on this day in history.  

1586  On April - 17 john Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore)  

1587  Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer on April - 17.  

1596  Arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais on April - 17.  

1622  On this day in history henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans)  

1629  1st commercial fishery established on this day in history.  

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

1644  Abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized on April - 17.  

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  Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave) on April - 17.  

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

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Famous Birthdays In April - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1278  On April - 17 birth of michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320)  

1539  Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia) was born on this day in history.  

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

1573  Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651) was born on this day in history.  

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

1587  Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer was born on April - 17.  

1598  On April - 17 birth of giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671)  

1620  On April - 17 birth of marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700)  

Famous Deaths In April - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0326  Death of Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria on April - 17.  

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

0617  Death of Donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on April - 17.  

0818  On April - 17 bernhard I, King of Italy, dies  

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

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

1272  On April - 17 zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59  

1297  On April - 17 willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86  

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