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Historical Events In April - 17

Thursday, 04 March 2021

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

1711  On this day in history jozef I, [Habsburg], emperor of Germany (1705-11), dies at about 32  

1714  On April - 17 philipp Heinrich Erlebach, composer, dies at 56  

1715  Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer on April - 17.  

1719  On April - 17 christian Gottfried Krause, composer  

1726  Henriette Amalia, ruler of Nassau-Dietz, dies at 49 on April - 17.  

1738  Philip Hayes, composer on April - 17.  

1741  On April - 17 johann Gottlieb Naumann, composer  

1747  On April - 17 french troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands  

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 April - 17.  

1761  On April - 17 thomas Bayes, English mathematician  

1764  On this day in history johann Mattheson, German composer/musicologist, dies at 82  

1774  Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek, organist/pianist/composer on this day in history.  

1778  Sloop-in-war Ranger captures British brig on April - 17.  

1788  Joseph Gilbert Totten, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1864 on this day in history.  

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

1793  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1797  Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian composer/conductor on April - 17.  

1808  On April - 17 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  On April - 17 ann Sheppard Mounsey, composer  

1813  On this day in history henry Washington Benham, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1884  

1817  On April - 17 first US school for the deaf (Hartford, Conn)  

1817  On this day in history 1st US school for deaf (Hartford, Conn)  

1820  On April - 17 gottfried Conradi, composer  

1824  On this day in history russia abandons all North American claims south of 54ø 40' N  

1824  On this day in history russia abandons all North American claims south of 54° 40'N  

1827  On April - 17 french C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (St Amanduskerk, Antwerp)  

1835  On this day in history william Henry Ireland, forger (Shakespearean manuscripts), dies  

1837  On April - 17 the birth of John Pierpont Morgan, American industrialist  

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

1837  On this day in history 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  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 April - 17.  

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

1573  On April - 17 birth of maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651)  

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

1587  On April - 17 birth of marco Ivan Lukacic, composer  

1598  Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671) was born on this day in history.  

1620  Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700) was born on April - 17.  

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

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 April - 17.  

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