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Historical Events In August - 17

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0682  St Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.  

0754  Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39 on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1563  King Charles IX of France (13) declared an adult on August - 17.  

1577  Peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots on this day in history.  

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

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  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 this day in history.  

1730  Mauritius Vogt, composer, dies at 61 on August - 17.  

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

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

1775  On August - 17 philippe Libon, composer  

1777  On August - 17 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  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 this day in history birth of richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?)  

1578  Francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660) was born on this day in history.  

1586  On August - 17 birth of johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)  

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

1629  On August - 17 birth of king John III of Poland (d. 1696)  

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

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 August - 17.  

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  Death of Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on August - 17.  

1553  Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on this day in history.  

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

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