Historical Events In April - 17
Saturday, 19 October 2019
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 DonnĂˇn 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 Benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope on April - 17.
0858 Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies on April - 17.
1272 On this day in history zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59
1297 Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1492 Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find the Indies on this day in history.
1492 Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies on this day in history.
1521 On April - 17 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 NY Harbor discovered by Giovanni Verrazano on this day in history.
1524 Giovanni Verrazano, a florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay on April - 17.
1534 On this day in history sir Thomas More confined in London Tower
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 this day in history.
1574 Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies on April - 17.
1586 On April - 17 john Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore)
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 this day in history.
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 Abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized on April - 17.
1666 On April - 17 francois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer
1676 Frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51) on April - 17.
1679 On this day in history john van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53
1683 On April - 17 johann David Heinichen, composer
1699 On April - 17 robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave)
1704 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell on April - 17.