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Historical Events In August - 17

Saturday, 06 March 2021

0682  St Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope on August - 17.  

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

1180  On August - 17 yoritomo Minamoto leads uprising against emperor Kiyomori Taira  

1227  Death of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan on this day in history.  

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

1498  On August - 17 cardinal Borgia renounced his vows & office to marry a French princess  

1510  Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on August - 17.  

1536  Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on this day in history.  

1544  On August - 17 imperial/English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France  

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

1563  On this day in history king Charles IX of France (13) declared an adult  

1577  Peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots on August - 17.  

1579  On August - 17 francois van Anjou visits English queen Elizabeth I  

1585  Antwerp surrenders after 8 months siege by duke of Parma on this day in history.  

1586  On this day in history johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)  

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

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

1676  Grimmelshausen, writer, dies on August - 17.  

1681  On August - 17 nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 76  

1686  On August - 17 nicola Antonio Porpora, composer  

1717  On August - 17 france, Russia & Prussia sign agreement  

1720  On this day in history charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)  

1730  Mauritius Vogt, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1731  On August - 17 johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57  

1743  On August - 17 sweden & Russia sign peace treaty  

1775  Philippe Libon, composer on this day in history.  

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 this day in history the birth of Davy Crockett, US frontiersman killed at the Alamo  

1786  Davy Crockett, US, frontiersman/adventurer/politician (Alamo) on this day in history.  

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

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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 this day in history.  

1586  On this day in history birth of johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)  

1601  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20] was born on this day in history.  

1629  King John III of Poland (d. 1696) was born on August - 17.  

1686  On this day in history birth of nicola Antonio Porpora, composer  

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

1753  On August - 17 birth of josef Dobrovsk√Ĺ, Czech linguist (d. 1828)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0754  Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39 on August - 17.  

1153  On this day in history death of eustace IV of Boulogne, son of Stephen of England (b. 1130)  

1304  Death of Emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243) on August - 17.  

1464  On August - 17 nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies  

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  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on this day in history.  

1635  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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