Historical Events In April - 17
Saturday, 18 January 2020
0326 On this day in history alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria
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 this day in history.
0818 Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on April - 17.
0858 On this day in history benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0858 On April - 17 benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies
1272 On April - 17 zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59
1297 On this day in history 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 On this day in history jan IV, duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies
1492 On this day in history christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find the Indies
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 April - 17.
1524 Giovanni Verrazano discovers New York Harbor. Real estate prices immediately increase on this day in history.
1524 On this day in history nY Harbor discovered by Giovanni Verrazano
1524 On this day in history giovanni Verrazano, a florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay
1534 Sir Thomas More confined in London Tower on April - 17.
1539 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia) on April - 17.
1555 On April - 17 siena surrenders for Spanish troops
1573 Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League) on April - 17.
1574 Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies on April - 17.
1586 John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) on April - 17.
1587 On April - 17 marco Ivan Lukacic, composer
1596 Arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais on April - 17.
1622 On April - 17 henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans)
1629 1st commercial fishery established on this day in history.
1630 Christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies on April - 17.
1644 On this day in history 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 On April - 17 john van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53
1683 On this day in history johann David Heinichen, composer
1699 Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave) on April - 17.
1704 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell on April - 17.