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Historical Events In April - 17

Sunday, 16 January 2022

1711  On April - 17 charles VI Habsburg becomes king of Austria  

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

1714  Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1715  Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer on April - 17.  

1719  On April - 17 christian Gottfried Krause, composer  

1726  On April - 17 henriette Amalia, ruler of Nassau-Dietz, dies at 49  

1738  Philip Hayes, composer on this day in history.  

1741  Johann Gottlieb Naumann, composer on April - 17.  

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

1758  Francis Williams, first US black college graduate, publishes poems on April - 17.  

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  Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek, organist/pianist/composer on April - 17.  

1778  Sloop-in-war Ranger captures British brig on this day in history.  

1788  On April - 17 joseph Gilbert Totten, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1864  

1790  Benjamin Franklin, US, (Poor Richards Almanac), dies at 84 on April - 17.  

1793  On April - 17 battle of Warsaw  

1797  Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico in what would be one of the largest invasions to Spanish territories in America on April - 17.  

1797  Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian composer/conductor on this day in history.  

1808  Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships on April - 17.  

1809  On this day in history philip St George Cocke, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861  

1811  Ann Sheppard Mounsey, composer on this day in history.  

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 April - 17.  

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

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

1837  The birth of John Pierpont Morgan, American industrialist on this day in history.  

1837  On April - 17 john Pierpont Morgan, US banker/CEO (US Steel)  

1837  Edouard viscount de Walckiers, very wealthy slave trader, dies on April - 17.  

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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  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 this day in history.  

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 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 April - 17.  

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 DonnĂ¡n 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 April - 17.  

1080  On April - 17 death of king Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041)  

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  

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