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Historical Events In April - 17

Saturday, 04 April 2020

0326  Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0485  Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14] on April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0617  Donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0818  Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0858  Benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0858  Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1272  On this day in history zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1297  Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86 on April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1397  On April - 17 geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II. Chaucer scholars have also identified this date (in 1387) as when the book's pilgrimage to Canterbury starts.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1427  On April - 17 jan IV, duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1492  Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find the Indies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1492  On this day in history christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1521  Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1524  On April - 17 giovanni Verrazano discovers New York Harbor. Real estate prices immediately increase.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1524  On April - 17 nY Harbor discovered by Giovanni Verrazano  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1524  On April - 17 giovanni Verrazano, a florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1534  Sir Thomas More confined in London Tower on April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1539  On this day in history tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1555  On this day in history siena surrenders for Spanish troops  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1573  On this day in history maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1574  Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1586  John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1587  On April - 17 marco Ivan Lukacic, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1596  On this day in history arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1622  On April - 17 henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1629  On this day in history 1st commercial fishery established  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1630  On this day in history christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1644  Abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized on April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1666  On this day in history francois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1676  On April - 17 frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1679  On April - 17 john van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1683  Johann David Heinichen, composer on April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1699  Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1704  1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Birthdays In April - 17

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1278  Michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320) was born on April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1539  Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia) was born on April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1573  Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1573  Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1586  On April - 17 birth of john Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1587  On April - 17 birth of marco Ivan Lukacic, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1598  On this day in history birth of giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1620  On April - 17 birth of marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In April - 17

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0326  Death of Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria on April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0485  Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14] on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0617  On April - 17 death of donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0818  On April - 17 bernhard I, King of Italy, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0858  Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1080  On April - 17 death of king Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1272  Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59 on April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1297  Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86 on April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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