Historical Events In August - 17
Monday, 14 June 2021
0682 On August - 17 st Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0754 On this day in history karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39
1180 Yoritomo Minamoto leads uprising against emperor Kiyomori Taira on this day in history.
1227 Death of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan on August - 17.
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 August - 17.
1510 Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on this day in history.
1536 On this day in history pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight
1544 Imperial/English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France on August - 17.
1553 On August - 17 charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies
1563 King Charles IX of France (13) declared an adult on this day in history.
1577 On this day in history peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots
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 Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) on August - 17.
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 Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48 on August - 17.
1648 -20] Battle at Preston, Lancashire: Henry Ireton beats Scottish on this day in history.
1676 Grimmelshausen, writer, dies on August - 17.
1681 On this day in history nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 76
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 August - 17.
1730 On August - 17 mauritius Vogt, composer, dies at 61
1731 Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.
1743 Sweden & Russia sign peace treaty on August - 17.
1775 On August - 17 philippe Libon, composer
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 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