Historical Events In August - 17
Saturday, 23 January 2021
0682 St Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0754 On this day in history karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39
1180 Yoritomo Minamoto leads uprising against emperor Kiyomori Taira on August - 17.
1227 On August - 17 death of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan.
1464 Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies on this day in history.
1498 On this day in history cardinal Borgia renounced his vows & office to marry a French princess
1510 Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on August - 17.
1536 Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on this day in history.
1544 Imperial/English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France on August - 17.
1553 Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on August - 17.
1563 On August - 17 king Charles IX of France (13) declared an adult
1577 Peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots on this day in history.
1579 Francois van Anjou visits English queen Elizabeth I on August - 17.
1585 On this day in history antwerp surrenders after 8 months siege by duke of Parma
1586 Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) on this day in history.
1590 On August - 17 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 August - 17.
1676 On August - 17 grimmelshausen, writer, dies
1681 Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1686 On August - 17 nicola Antonio Porpora, composer
1717 France, Russia & Prussia sign agreement on August - 17.
1720 On this day in history charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)
1730 On this day in history mauritius Vogt, composer, dies at 61
1731 On this day in history johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57
1743 On this day in history sweden & Russia sign peace treaty
1775 Philippe Libon, composer on this day in history.
1777 On August - 17 giuseppe Scarlotti, composer, dies at 54
1779 Franz de Paula Roser, composer on this day in history.
1785 Jonathan Trumbull, US patriot, dies on this day in history.
1786 The birth of Davy Crockett, US frontiersman killed at the Alamo on August - 17.
1786 On August - 17 davy Crockett, US, frontiersman/adventurer/politician (Alamo)
1786 Frederik II, king of Prussia (1740-86)/composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.