Historical Events In April - 17
Friday, 22 October 2021
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 Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on this day in history.
0858 On this day in history benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0858 Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies on this day in history.
1272 On April - 17 zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59
1297 On April - 17 willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86
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.
1427 Jan IV, duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies on April - 17.
1492 On this day in history christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find the Indies
1492 On April - 17 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 On this day in history giovanni Verrazano discovers New York Harbor. Real estate prices immediately increase.
1524 On April - 17 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1586 John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) on this day in history.
1587 On April - 17 marco Ivan Lukacic, composer
1596 Arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais on this day in history.
1622 Henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans) on April - 17.
1629 On this day in history 1st commercial fishery established
1630 Christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies on this day in history.
1644 On this day in history abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized
1666 Francois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer on this day in history.
1676 Frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51) on this day in history.
1679 On this day in history john van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53
1683 On this day in history johann David Heinichen, composer
1699 On April - 17 robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave)
1704 On this day in history 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell