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Historical Events In April - 17

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

0326  On this day in history alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

0617  Donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0818  On this day in history bernhard I, King of Italy, dies  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  On April - 17 benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1427  Jan IV, duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies on April - 17.  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  Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1521  On April - 17 martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1524  Giovanni Verrazano discovers New York Harbor. Real estate prices immediately increase on April - 17.  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  On this day in history sir Thomas More confined in London Tower  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1555  Siena surrenders for Spanish troops on this day in history.  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  On April - 17 john Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1596  On April - 17 arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1622  On this day in history henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1630  On April - 17 christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1644  On this day in history abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1676  On this day in history 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 April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1704  On April - 17 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1278  On April - 17 birth of michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1573  On this day in history birth of maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League)  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  John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) was born on April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1587  Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer was born on this day in history.  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 this day in history 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  On this day in history death of alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria  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  Death of Donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

0858  On April - 17 benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1080  Death of King Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

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