Historical Events In April - 17
Tuesday, 20 April 2021
0326 On April - 17 alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria
0485 Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14] on April - 17.
0617 Donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg on April - 17.
0818 Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on this day in history.
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 Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59 on April - 17.
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 this day in history.
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 April - 17.
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 NY Harbor discovered by Giovanni Verrazano on April - 17.
1524 Giovanni Verrazano, a florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay on this day in history.
1534 Sir Thomas More confined in London Tower on April - 17.
1539 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia) on April - 17.
1555 Siena surrenders for Spanish troops on April - 17.
1573 Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League) on April - 17.
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 On April - 17 marco Ivan Lukacic, composer
1596 On this day in history arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais
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 this day in history.
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 John van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53 on this day in history.
1683 On this day in history johann David Heinichen, composer
1699 On this day in history robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave)
1704 On April - 17 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell