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.