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Historical Events In April - 17

Monday, 03 October 2022

1711  Charles VI Habsburg becomes king of Austria on April - 17.  

1711  Jozef I, [Habsburg], emperor of Germany (1705-11), dies at about 32 on April - 17.  

1714  On this day in history philipp Heinrich Erlebach, composer, dies at 56  

1715  On April - 17 johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer  

1719  Christian Gottfried Krause, composer on April - 17.  

1726  On this day in history henriette Amalia, ruler of Nassau-Dietz, dies at 49  

1738  On this day in history philip Hayes, composer  

1741  Johann Gottlieb Naumann, composer on this day in history.  

1747  French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands on April - 17.  

1758  On this day in history francis Williams, first US black college graduate, publishes poems  

1758  Francis Williams, 1st US black college graduate, publishes poems on this day in history.  

1761  Thomas Bayes, English mathematician on April - 17.  

1764  On April - 17 johann Mattheson, German composer/musicologist, dies at 82  

1774  On April - 17 vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek, organist/pianist/composer  

1778  On this day in history sloop-in-war Ranger captures British brig  

1788  On this day in history joseph Gilbert Totten, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1864  

1790  On April - 17 benjamin Franklin, US, (Poor Richards Almanac), dies at 84  

1793  On April - 17 battle of Warsaw  

1797  On this day in history sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico in what would be one of the largest invasions to Spanish territories in America.  

1797  On this day in history jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian composer/conductor  

1808  On this day in history bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships  

1809  Philip St George Cocke, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861 on April - 17.  

1811  Ann Sheppard Mounsey, composer on April - 17.  

1813  Henry Washington Benham, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1884 on this day in history.  

1817  On this day in history first US school for the deaf (Hartford, Conn)  

1817  On April - 17 1st US school for deaf (Hartford, Conn)  

1820  On April - 17 gottfried Conradi, composer  

1824  On April - 17 russia abandons all North American claims south of 54ø 40' N  

1824  Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54° 40'N on this day in history.  

1827  French C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (St Amanduskerk, Antwerp) on April - 17.  

1835  William Henry Ireland, forger (Shakespearean manuscripts), dies on April - 17.  

1837  On this day in history the birth of John Pierpont Morgan, American industrialist  

1837  On this day in history john Pierpont Morgan, US banker/CEO (US Steel)  

1837  On April - 17 edouard viscount de Walckiers, very wealthy slave trader, dies  

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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)  

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

0617  On April - 17 death of donnĂ¡n of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg  

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

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

1080  Death of King Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041) on this day in history.  

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.  

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