Famous Deaths In October - 17
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
0532 On October - 17 boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies
1174 On this day in history death of queen Petronila of Aragon (b. 1135)
1312 On October - 17 jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies
1552 Andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53 on October - 17.
1586 On October - 17 philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32
1616 On this day in history death of john Pitts, Catholic scholar and writer. (b. 1560)
1638 Death of Gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63 on October - 17.
1660 Death of Adrian Scrope, English regicide (b. 1601) on this day in history.
1673 On this day in history death of thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, English statesman (b. 1630)
1702 Walraad the Old, count/soverign of Nassau-Usingen, dies on this day in history.
1757 On this day in history death of rené Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (b. 1683)
1763 Arnold Hoogvliet, poet (Abraham the patriarch), dies at 76 on this day in history.
1776 Death of Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian (b. 1681) on this day in history.
1780 On October - 17 death of william Cookworthy, English chemist (b. 1705)
1786 On October - 17 death of johann Ludwig Aberli, Swiss artist (b. 1723)
1806 On October - 17 jean Jacques Dessalines, Emperor of Haiti, dies
1825 On this day in history peter Winter, composer, dies at 71
1836 Death of Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (b. 1782) on October - 17.
1837 On this day in history johann Nepomuk Hummel, Austrian composer, dies at 58
1849 Frederic F Chopin, Polish/French pianist/composer, dies at 39 on this day in history.
1868 Death of Laura Secord, Canadian heroine of the war of 1812 (b. 1775) on October - 17.
1887 On October - 17 gustav R Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy), dies at 63
1889 On this day in history death of nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (b. 1828)
1890 On this day in history prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton, composer, dies at 77
1897 Isidor Dannstrom, composer, dies at 84 on October - 17.
1904 On October - 17 nikolai Amani, composer, dies at 32
1909 On October - 17 nicola Spinelli, composer, dies at 44
1910 On October - 17 julia Ward Howe, composer (Battle Hymn of Republic), dies at 91
1917 Maria J "Marie" Bakker, actress/wife of Maarten Stranger, dies at 59 on October - 17.
1918 On October - 17 gordon White, cricketer (WW I Superb S African batsman 1905-12), dies
1921 On this day in history katherine Griffith, actress (Pollyanna), dies at 45
1931 Death of Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist (b. 1884) on October - 17.
1934 Death of Santiago Ramón 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.