Historical Events In April - 17
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
0326 On this day in history alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria
0485 On April - 17 proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]
0617 DonnĂˇn of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on this day in history.
0818 On this day in history bernhard I, King of Italy, dies
0858 Benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0858 On April - 17 benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies
1272 Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59 on this day in history.
1297 Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86 on April - 17.
1397 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 on April - 17.
1427 Jan IV, duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies on April - 17.
1492 Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find the Indies on this day in history.
1492 Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies on this day in history.
1521 On April - 17 martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church
1524 Giovanni Verrazano discovers New York Harbor. Real estate prices immediately increase on April - 17.
1524 On April - 17 nY Harbor discovered by Giovanni Verrazano
1524 On April - 17 giovanni Verrazano, a florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay
1534 On this day in history sir Thomas More confined in London Tower
1539 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia) on this day in history.
1555 Siena surrenders for Spanish troops on this day in history.
1573 On this day in history maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League)
1574 Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies on this day in history.
1586 On April - 17 john Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore)
1587 On April - 17 marco Ivan Lukacic, composer
1596 On April - 17 arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais
1622 On this day in history henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans)
1629 1st commercial fishery established on this day in history.
1630 On April - 17 christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies
1644 On this day in history abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized
1666 Francois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer on this day in history.
1676 On this day in history frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51)
1679 On April - 17 john van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53
1683 Johann David Heinichen, composer on April - 17.
1699 Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave) on April - 17.
1704 On April - 17 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell