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Historical Events In August - 17

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

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

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

1180  Yoritomo Minamoto leads uprising against emperor Kiyomori Taira on August - 17.  

1227  On August - 17 death of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan.  

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

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

1510  On this day in history edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  

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

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

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

1563  On August - 17 king Charles IX of France (13) declared an adult  

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

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

1585  Antwerp surrenders after 8 months siege by duke of Parma on August - 17.  

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 August - 17.  

1607  Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins (Fermat's Last Theorem) [or 1608] on this day in history.  

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

1648  On August - 17 -20] Battle at Preston, Lancashire: Henry Ireton beats Scottish  

1676  On this day in history grimmelshausen, writer, dies  

1681  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1686  On August - 17 nicola Antonio Porpora, composer  

1717  On this day in history france, Russia & Prussia sign agreement  

1720  Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) on this day in history.  

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

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

1743  Sweden & Russia sign peace treaty on this day in history.  

1775  Philippe Libon, composer on August - 17.  

1777  Giuseppe Scarlotti, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1779  On August - 17 franz de Paula Roser, composer  

1785  On August - 17 jonathan Trumbull, US patriot, dies  

1786  The birth of Davy Crockett, US frontiersman killed at the Alamo on this day in history.  

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

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  On August - 17 birth of francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)  

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 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  Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) was born on this day in history.  

1753  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 August - 17.  

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

1510  On this day in history death of edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded  

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

1553  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on August - 17.  

1635  On August - 17 francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48  

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