Historical Events In April - 17
Friday, 10 July 2020
0326 Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria on this day in history.
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 Benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope on April - 17.
0858 On April - 17 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 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 Jan IV, duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies on this day in history.
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 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 April - 17.
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 On April - 17 maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League)
1574 Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies on this day in history.
1586 On April - 17 john Ford, English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore)
1587 On April - 17 marco Ivan Lukacic, composer
1596 On this day in history arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais
1622 Henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans) on April - 17.
1629 1st commercial fishery established on April - 17.
1630 On this day in history christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies
1644 Abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized on April - 17.
1666 On this day in history francois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer
1676 On April - 17 frederik I, van Hessen Kassel, King of Sweden (1720-51)
1679 On this day in history john van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53
1683 Johann David Heinichen, composer on this day in history.
1699 Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave) on April - 17.
1704 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell on this day in history.