Historical Events In April - 17
Thursday, 22 August 2019
0326 Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria on April - 17.
0485 On this day in history 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 On April - 17 bernhard I, King of Italy, dies
0858 On April - 17 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 Willem van Afflighem, Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86 on April - 17.
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 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 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 this day in history.
1524 On this day in history nY Harbor discovered by Giovanni Verrazano
1524 On this day in history 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 Maximilian I, duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League) on April - 17.
1574 On this day in history joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies
1586 On this day in history 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 April - 17.
1622 Henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans) on this day in history.
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 this day in history abraham Jansz Storck, painter, baptized
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 John van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53 on this day in history.
1683 On April - 17 johann David Heinichen, composer
1699 Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave) on this day in history.
1704 On April - 17 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell