Historical Events In April - 17
Monday, 18 February 2019
0326 On April - 17 alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria
0485 On April - 17 proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]
0617 Donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on April - 17.
0818 On April - 17 bernhard I, King of Italy, dies
0858 Benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0858 Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies on this day in history.
1272 On April - 17 zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59
1297 Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86 on this day in history.
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.
1427 On April - 17 jan IV, duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies
1492 Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find the Indies on April - 17.
1492 On this day in history christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies
1521 On April - 17 martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church
1524 On April - 17 giovanni Verrazano discovers New York Harbor. Real estate prices immediately increase.
1524 NY Harbor discovered by Giovanni Verrazano on April - 17.
1524 On April - 17 giovanni Verrazano, a florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay
1534 Sir Thomas More confined in London Tower on April - 17.
1539 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia) on this day in history.
1555 On this day in history siena surrenders for Spanish troops
1573 On April - 17 maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League)
1574 On this day in history joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies
1586 John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) on April - 17.
1587 On this day in history marco Ivan Lukacic, composer
1596 On this day in history arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais
1622 Henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans) on April - 17.
1629 1st commercial fishery established on April - 17.
1630 Christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies on this day in history.
1644 On this day in history abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized
1666 Francois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer on this day in history.
1676 On April - 17 frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51)
1679 John van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53 on this day in history.
1683 Johann David Heinichen, composer on April - 17.
1699 On this day in history robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave)
1704 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell on April - 17.