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Historical Events In August - 17

Friday, 18 September 2020

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

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

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  On August - 17 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  Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on this day in history.  

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

1544  On this day in history imperial/English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France  

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

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

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

1579  Francois van Anjou visits English queen Elizabeth I on August - 17.  

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

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

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

1607  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1686  On this day in history 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  Mauritius Vogt, composer, dies at 61 on August - 17.  

1731  Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57 on August - 17.  

1743  On this day in history 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  Franz de Paula Roser, composer on August - 17.  

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  Richard, Duke of York (d. 1483?) was born on this day in history.  

1578  On August - 17 birth of francesco Albani, Italian painter (d. 1660)  

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

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 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  On this day in history death of emperor Go-Fukakusa of Japan (b. 1243)  

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

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

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