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Historical Events In April - 17

Friday, 14 May 2021

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

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 April - 17.  

0818  On this day in history bernhard I, King of Italy, dies  

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

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

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  Jan IV, duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies on April - 17.  

1492  Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find the Indies on April - 17.  

1492  Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies on April - 17.  

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 April - 17.  

1524  On April - 17 nY Harbor discovered by Giovanni Verrazano  

1524  On April - 17 giovanni Verrazano, a florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay  

1534  On this day in history sir Thomas More confined in London Tower  

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

1555  On this day in history siena surrenders for Spanish troops  

1573  Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League) on this day in history.  

1574  On this day in history joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies  

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

1587  On April - 17 marco Ivan Lukacic, composer  

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

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

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 April - 17 abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized  

1666  On April - 17 francois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer  

1676  On this day in history frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51)  

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

1683  On this day in history johann David Heinichen, composer  

1699  Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave) on April - 17.  

1704  On April - 17 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 this day in history.  

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

1573  On April - 17 birth of maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League)  

1573  Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651) was born on April - 17.  

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

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

1598  On this day in history 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 April - 17 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 April - 17.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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