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Historical Events In August - 17

Monday, 14 June 2021

0682  On August - 17 st Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope  

0754  On this day in history karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39  

1180  Yoritomo Minamoto leads uprising against emperor Kiyomori Taira on this day in history.  

1227  Death of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan on August - 17.  

1464  On this day in history nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies  

1498  Cardinal Borgia renounced his vows & office to marry a French princess on August - 17.  

1510  Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on this day in history.  

1536  On this day in history pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight  

1544  Imperial/English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France on August - 17.  

1553  On August - 17 charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies  

1563  King Charles IX of France (13) declared an adult on this day in history.  

1577  On this day in history peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots  

1579  On this day in history francois van Anjou visits English queen Elizabeth I  

1585  On August - 17 antwerp surrenders after 8 months siege by duke of Parma  

1586  Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) on August - 17.  

1590  John White returns to Roanoke, Virginia to find no trace of colonist's he had left there 3 yrs earlier [or Aug 18, 1591] on this day in history.  

1607  On August - 17 pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins (Fermat's Last Theorem) [or 1608]  

1635  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48 on August - 17.  

1648  -20] Battle at Preston, Lancashire: Henry Ireton beats Scottish on this day in history.  

1676  Grimmelshausen, writer, dies on August - 17.  

1681  On this day in history nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 76  

1686  Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer on this day in history.  

1717  France, Russia & Prussia sign agreement on this day in history.  

1720  Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) on August - 17.  

1730  On August - 17 mauritius Vogt, composer, dies at 61  

1731  Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1743  Sweden & Russia sign peace treaty on August - 17.  

1775  On August - 17 philippe Libon, composer  

1777  On this day in history giuseppe Scarlotti, composer, dies at 54  

1779  On August - 17 franz de Paula Roser, composer  

1785  On this day in history jonathan Trumbull, US patriot, dies  

1786  On August - 17 the birth of Davy Crockett, US frontiersman killed at the Alamo  

1786  Davy Crockett, US, frontiersman/adventurer/politician (Alamo) on August - 17.  

1786  On this day in history frederik II, king of Prussia (1740-86)/composer, dies at 74  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 17

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1473  On August - 17 birth of richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?)  

1578  Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660) was born on August - 17.  

1586  Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) was born on this day in history.  

1601  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on August - 17.  

1629  On this day in history birth of king John III of Poland (d. 1696)  

1686  On August - 17 birth of nicola Antonio Porpora, composer  

1720  On August - 17 birth of charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)  

1753  Josef Dobrovsk√Ĺ, Czech linguist (d. 1828) was born on August - 17.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  On this day in history karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39  

1153  Death of Eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130) on this day in history.  

1304  Death of Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243) on this day in history.  

1464  Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies on this day in history.  

1510  Death of Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on this day in history.  

1536  On August - 17 death of pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight  

1553  On this day in history charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies  

1635  On this day in history francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48  

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