Historical Events In April - 17
Saturday, 07 December 2019
0326 Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria on April - 17.
0485 Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14] on April - 17.
0617 On April - 17 donnĂˇn of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg
0818 Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies on April - 17.
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 Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59 on this day in history.
1297 On April - 17 willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86
1397 On this day in history 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 On this day in history jan IV, duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies
1492 Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find the Indies on April - 17.
1492 On April - 17 christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies
1521 Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church on this day in history.
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 On April - 17 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 this day in history.
1555 On April - 17 siena surrenders for Spanish troops
1573 On this day in history maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League)
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 this day in history marco Ivan Lukacic, composer
1596 Arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais on April - 17.
1622 On this day in history henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans)
1629 On this day in history 1st commercial fishery established
1630 On April - 17 christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies
1644 On this day in history abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized
1666 Francois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer on this day in history.
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 April - 17 robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave)
1704 On this day in history 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell