Historical Events In April - 17
Tuesday, 19 January 2021
0326 Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria on this day in history.
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 April - 17.
0858 Benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope on April - 17.
0858 On this day in history benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies
1272 On this day in history 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 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 April - 17 christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find the Indies
1492 Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies on this day in history.
1521 Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church on this day in history.
1524 On April - 17 giovanni Verrazano discovers New York Harbor. Real estate prices immediately increase.
1524 NY Harbor discovered by Giovanni Verrazano on this day in history.
1524 Giovanni Verrazano, a florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay on this day in history.
1534 On this day in history sir Thomas More confined in London Tower
1539 On this day in history tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)
1555 On April - 17 siena surrenders for Spanish troops
1573 On April - 17 maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League)
1574 On April - 17 joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies
1586 John Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore) on this day in history.
1587 Marco Ivan Lukacic, composer on April - 17.
1596 Arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais on April - 17.
1622 Henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans) on April - 17.
1629 1st commercial fishery established on April - 17.
1630 On April - 17 christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies
1644 On April - 17 abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized
1666 On this day in history francois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer
1676 Frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51) on April - 17.
1679 John van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53 on this day in history.
1683 On this day in history johann David Heinichen, composer
1699 Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave) on April - 17.
1704 On April - 17 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell