Historical Events In April - 17
Sunday, 03 December 2023
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 On April - 17 donnÃ¡n of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg
0818 On this day in history bernhard I, King of Italy, dies
0858 On this day in history benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0858 Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies on April - 17.
1272 Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59 on this day in history.
1297 On April - 17 willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86
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 this day in history.
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 On April - 17 christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies
1521 On April - 17 martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church
1524 On this day in history giovanni Verrazano discovers New York Harbor. Real estate prices immediately increase.
1524 NY Harbor discovered by Giovanni Verrazano on April - 17.
1524 Giovanni Verrazano, a florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay on April - 17.
1534 On April - 17 sir Thomas More confined in London Tower
1539 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia) on April - 17.
1555 Siena surrenders for Spanish troops on this day in history.
1573 Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League) on this day in history.
1574 On April - 17 joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies
1586 John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) on April - 17.
1587 Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer on this day in history.
1596 On this day in history arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais
1622 On April - 17 henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans)
1629 1st commercial fishery established on April - 17.
1630 On this day in history christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies
1644 On April - 17 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 John van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53 on this day in history.
1683 Johann David Heinichen, composer on this day in history.
1699 On this day in history robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave)
1704 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell on this day in history.