Historical Events In August - 17
Monday, 02 October 2023
0682 On August - 17 st Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0754 Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39 on August - 17.
1180 Yoritomo Minamoto leads uprising against emperor Kiyomori Taira on this day in history.
1227 Death of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan on this day in history.
1464 On August - 17 nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies
1498 Cardinal Borgia renounced his vows & office to marry a French princess on this day in history.
1510 On August - 17 edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded
1536 Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on this day in history.
1544 On this day in history imperial/English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France
1553 Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on this day in history.
1563 King Charles IX of France (13) declared an adult on August - 17.
1577 On this day in history peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots
1579 Francois van Anjou visits English queen Elizabeth I on August - 17.
1585 Antwerp surrenders after 8 months siege by duke of Parma on this day in history.
1586 Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) on August - 17.
1590 On this day in history john White returns to Roanoke, Virginia to find no trace of colonist's he had left there 3 yrs earlier [or Aug 18, 1591]
1607 On August - 17 pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins (Fermat's Last Theorem) [or 1608]
1635 On August - 17 francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48
1648 -20] Battle at Preston, Lancashire: Henry Ireton beats Scottish on this day in history.
1676 Grimmelshausen, writer, dies on August - 17.
1681 Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 76 on August - 17.
1686 On this day in history nicola Antonio Porpora, composer
1717 France, Russia & Prussia sign agreement on August - 17.
1720 Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) on this day in history.
1730 On August - 17 mauritius Vogt, composer, dies at 61
1731 Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.
1743 On August - 17 sweden & Russia sign peace treaty
1775 On August - 17 philippe Libon, composer
1777 On this day in history giuseppe Scarlotti, composer, dies at 54
1779 Franz de Paula Roser, composer on August - 17.
1785 On August - 17 jonathan Trumbull, US patriot, dies
1786 The birth of Davy Crockett, US frontiersman killed at the Alamo on this day in history.
1786 On this day in history davy Crockett, US, frontiersman/adventurer/politician (Alamo)
1786 On this day in history frederik II, king of Prussia (1740-86)/composer, dies at 74