Famous Deaths In October - 17
Friday, 22 September 2023
0532 Boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies on October - 17.
1174 Death of Queen Petronila of Aragon (b. 1135) on this day in history.
1312 Jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies on October - 17.
1552 On October - 17 andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53
1586 Philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32 on this day in history.
1616 On this day in history death of john Pitts, Catholic scholar and writer. (b. 1560)
1638 On this day in history death of gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63
1660 Death of Adrian Scrope, English regicide (b. 1601) on October - 17.
1673 On this day in history death of thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, English statesman (b. 1630)
1702 On October - 17 walraad the Old, count/soverign of Nassau-Usingen, dies
1757 On this day in history death of renÃ© Antoine Ferchault de RÃ©aumur, French scientist (b. 1683)
1763 Arnold Hoogvliet, poet (Abraham the patriarch), dies at 76 on October - 17.
1776 Death of Pierre FranÃ§ois le Courayer, French theologian (b. 1681) on October - 17.
1780 On this day in history death of william Cookworthy, English chemist (b. 1705)
1786 Death of Johann Ludwig Aberli, Swiss artist (b. 1723) on October - 17.
1806 Jean Jacques Dessalines, Emperor of Haiti, dies on this day in history.
1825 On October - 17 peter Winter, composer, dies at 71
1836 Death of Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (b. 1782) on October - 17.
1837 Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Austrian composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.
1849 Frederic F Chopin, Polish/French pianist/composer, dies at 39 on October - 17.
1868 Death of Laura Secord, Canadian heroine of the war of 1812 (b. 1775) on October - 17.
1887 Gustav R Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy), dies at 63 on this day in history.
1889 On this day in history death of nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (b. 1828)
1890 Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton, composer, dies at 77 on October - 17.
1897 On October - 17 isidor Dannstrom, composer, dies at 84
1904 On this day in history nikolai Amani, composer, dies at 32
1909 Nicola Spinelli, composer, dies at 44 on October - 17.
1910 Julia Ward Howe, composer (Battle Hymn of Republic), dies at 91 on this day in history.
1917 On October - 17 maria J "Marie" Bakker, actress/wife of Maarten Stranger, dies at 59
1918 Gordon White, cricketer (WW I Superb S African batsman 1905-12), dies on this day in history.
1921 On October - 17 katherine Griffith, actress (Pollyanna), dies at 45
1931 On October - 17 death of alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist (b. 1884)
1934 Death of Santiago RamÃ³n y Cajal, Spanish histologist and neuroscientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1852) on October - 17.
1941 John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett's twins), dies on October - 17.