Historical Events In April - 17
Thursday, 20 June 2019
0326 On April - 17 alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria
0485 On April - 17 proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]
0617 Donnán 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 On April - 17 benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0858 On this day in history benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies
1272 On April - 17 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 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 On this day in history jan IV, duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies
1492 Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find the Indies on April - 17.
1492 On this day in history christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies
1521 On this day in history 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 Giovanni Verrazano, a florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay on April - 17.
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 On April - 17 joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies
1586 On this day in history john Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore)
1587 On this day in history marco Ivan Lukacic, composer
1596 Arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais on April - 17.
1622 On this day in history 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 April - 17.
1676 On April - 17 frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51)
1679 On this day in history john van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53
1683 Johann David Heinichen, composer on this day in history.
1699 Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave) on April - 17.
1704 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell on this day in history.