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Historical Events In April - 17

Saturday, 19 October 2019

0326  Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria on this day in history.  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  Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0858  Benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope on April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1297  Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1427  Jan IV, duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies on this day in history.  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  NY Harbor discovered by Giovanni Verrazano on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1524  Giovanni Verrazano, a florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay on April - 17.  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 April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1555  On April - 17 siena surrenders for Spanish troops  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1573  Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1574  Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies on April - 17.  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  Arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1630  Christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1644  Abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized on April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1666  On April - 17 francois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1676  Frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51) on April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1679  On this day in history john van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1683  On April - 17 johann David Heinichen, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1699  On April - 17 robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1704  1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell on April - 17.  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  Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia) was born on April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1573  Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League) was born on April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1573  On April - 17 birth of maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1651)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1586  On April - 17 birth of john Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1587  Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer was born on April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1598  Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671) was born on April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1620  Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In April - 17

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0326  On April - 17 death of alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0485  On this day in history proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0617  Death of Donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on April - 17.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0818  On this day in history 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 April - 17.  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  On this day in history willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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