Historical Events In August - 17
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
0682 St Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope on August - 17.
0754 Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39 on August - 17.
1180 Yoritomo Minamoto leads uprising against emperor Kiyomori Taira on August - 17.
1227 Death of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan on August - 17.
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 On this day in history edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded
1536 On August - 17 pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight
1544 On this day in history imperial/English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France
1553 On August - 17 charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies
1563 King Charles IX of France (13) declared an adult on August - 17.
1577 Peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots on this day in history.
1579 Francois van Anjou visits English queen Elizabeth I on this day in history.
1585 On August - 17 antwerp surrenders after 8 months siege by duke of Parma
1586 On August - 17 johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)
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 this day in history francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48
1648 On this day in history -20] Battle at Preston, Lancashire: Henry Ireton beats Scottish
1676 On this day in history grimmelshausen, writer, dies
1681 On August - 17 nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 76
1686 Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer on this day in history.
1717 France, Russia & Prussia sign agreement on August - 17.
1720 On August - 17 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 August - 17 johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57
1743 On this day in history sweden & Russia sign peace treaty
1775 On August - 17 philippe Libon, composer
1777 Giuseppe Scarlotti, composer, dies at 54 on August - 17.
1779 Franz de Paula Roser, composer on August - 17.
1785 On this day in history jonathan Trumbull, US patriot, dies
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 August - 17.