Famous Deaths In October - 17
Sunday, 05 July 2020
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 this day in history jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies
1552 Andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53 on October - 17.
1586 Philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32 on October - 17.
1616 Death of John Pitts, Catholic scholar and writer. (b. 1560) on this day in history.
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 October - 17.
1673 On October - 17 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 Death of RenÃ© Antoine Ferchault de RÃ©aumur, French scientist (b. 1683) on this day in history.
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 October - 17 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 October - 17.
1825 Peter Winter, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.
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 On October - 17 frederic F Chopin, Polish/French pianist/composer, dies at 39
1868 On this day in history death of laura Secord, Canadian heroine of the war of 1812 (b. 1775)
1887 On October - 17 gustav R Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy), dies at 63
1889 Death of Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (b. 1828) on this day in history.
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 Nikolai Amani, composer, dies at 32 on October - 17.
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 Maria J "Marie" Bakker, actress/wife of Maarten Stranger, dies at 59 on October - 17.
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 this day in history 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 this day in history.
1941 John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett's twins), dies on October - 17.