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Historical Events In April - 17

Sunday, 16 May 2021

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

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  Christian Gottfried Krause, composer on this day in history.  

1726  Henriette Amalia, ruler of Nassau-Dietz, dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1738  Philip Hayes, composer on April - 17.  

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

1747  On this day in history french troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands  

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

1758  On April - 17 francis Williams, 1st US black college graduate, publishes poems  

1761  Thomas Bayes, English mathematician on this day in history.  

1764  Johann Mattheson, German composer/musicologist, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1774  Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek, organist/pianist/composer on April - 17.  

1778  On April - 17 sloop-in-war Ranger captures British brig  

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

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

1793  On this day in history battle of Warsaw  

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

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

1811  Ann Sheppard Mounsey, composer on April - 17.  

1813  Henry Washington Benham, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1884 on April - 17.  

1817  On this day in history 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 April - 17 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  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 this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

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

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 April - 17 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  Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14] on April - 17.  

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

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

1272  On April - 17 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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