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Historical Events In April - 17

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

0485  Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14] on this day in history.  

0617  On April - 17 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 ends his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.  

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

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.  

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

1521  Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church on April - 17.  

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

1524  NY Harbor discovered by Giovanni Verrazano on April - 17.  

1524  On this day in history giovanni Verrazano, a florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay  

1534  Sir Thomas More confined in London Tower on April - 17.  

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

1555  Siena surrenders for Spanish troops on this day in history.  

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  John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) on April - 17.  

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  Christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies on April - 17.  

1644  Abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized on this day in history.  

1666  Francois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer on this day in history.  

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

1679  John van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1683  On this day in history johann David Heinichen, composer  

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

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 this day in history birth of michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320)  

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

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

1573  On this day in history birth of maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651)  

1586  On this day in history 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  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  Death of 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  Death of 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  Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies on this day in history.  

1080  Death of King Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041) on April - 17.  

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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