Historical Events In April - 17
Saturday, 04 April 2020
0326 Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria on this day in history.
0485 Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14] on April - 17.
0617 DonnĂˇn of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on April - 17.
0818 Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on this day in history.
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 this day in history zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59
1297 Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86 on April - 17.
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 this day in history.
1492 On this day in history christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies
1521 Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church on this day in history.
1524 On April - 17 giovanni Verrazano discovers New York Harbor. Real estate prices immediately increase.
1524 On April - 17 nY Harbor discovered by Giovanni Verrazano
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 On this day in history tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)
1555 On this day in history siena surrenders for Spanish troops
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 John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) on this day in history.
1587 On April - 17 marco Ivan Lukacic, composer
1596 On this day in history arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais
1622 On April - 17 henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans)
1629 On this day in history 1st commercial fishery established
1630 On this day in history christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies
1644 Abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized on April - 17.
1666 On this day in history francois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer
1676 On April - 17 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 this day in history.
1704 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell on this day in history.