Historical Events In August - 17
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
0682 On August - 17 st Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0754 On this day in history karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39
1180 Yoritomo Minamoto leads uprising against emperor Kiyomori Taira on this day in history.
1227 On August - 17 death of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan.
1464 On this day in history 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 Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on this day in history.
1536 Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on this day in history.
1544 On August - 17 imperial/English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France
1553 On this day in history charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies
1563 On August - 17 king Charles IX of France (13) declared an adult
1577 On August - 17 peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots
1579 On August - 17 francois van Anjou visits English queen Elizabeth I
1585 Antwerp surrenders after 8 months siege by duke of Parma on August - 17.
1586 Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) on August - 17.
1590 John White returns to Roanoke, Virginia to find no trace of colonist's he had left there 3 yrs earlier [or Aug 18, 1591] on this day in history.
1607 Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins (Fermat's Last Theorem) [or 1608] on August - 17.
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 August - 17.
1676 Grimmelshausen, writer, dies on August - 17.
1681 On this day in history nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 76
1686 On August - 17 nicola Antonio Porpora, composer
1717 On August - 17 france, Russia & Prussia sign agreement
1720 Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) on August - 17.
1730 Mauritius Vogt, composer, dies at 61 on August - 17.
1731 On August - 17 johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57
1743 On this day in history sweden & Russia sign peace treaty
1775 On this day in history philippe Libon, composer
1777 On August - 17 giuseppe Scarlotti, composer, dies at 54
1779 Franz de Paula Roser, composer on August - 17.
1785 On this day in history jonathan Trumbull, US patriot, dies
1786 On this day in history the birth of Davy Crockett, US frontiersman killed at the Alamo
1786 Davy Crockett, US, frontiersman/adventurer/politician (Alamo) on this day in history.
1786 Frederik II, king of Prussia (1740-86)/composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.