Historical Events In August - 17
Wednesday, 29 January 2020
0682 On this day in history st Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0754 On August - 17 karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39
1180 On this day in history yoritomo Minamoto leads uprising against emperor Kiyomori Taira
1227 On August - 17 death of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan.
1464 On August - 17 nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies
1498 On August - 17 cardinal Borgia renounced his vows & office to marry a French princess
1510 Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on August - 17.
1536 On August - 17 pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight
1544 Imperial/English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France on August - 17.
1553 Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies on August - 17.
1563 On this day in history king Charles IX of France (13) declared an adult
1577 Peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots on August - 17.
1579 On this day in history francois van Anjou visits English queen Elizabeth I
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 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 August - 17.
1607 On this day in history pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins (Fermat's Last Theorem) [or 1608]
1635 Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48 on August - 17.
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 August - 17 nicola Antonio Porpora, composer
1717 France, Russia & Prussia sign agreement on this day in history.
1720 Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine) on this day in history.
1730 Mauritius Vogt, composer, dies at 61 on August - 17.
1731 Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57 on August - 17.
1743 Sweden & Russia sign peace treaty on this day in history.
1775 Philippe Libon, composer on this day in history.
1777 On August - 17 giuseppe Scarlotti, composer, dies at 54
1779 On August - 17 franz de Paula Roser, composer
1785 Jonathan Trumbull, US patriot, dies on this day in history.
1786 On August - 17 the birth of Davy Crockett, US frontiersman killed at the Alamo
1786 Davy Crockett, US, frontiersman/adventurer/politician (Alamo) on August - 17.
1786 Frederik II, king of Prussia (1740-86)/composer, dies at 74 on August - 17.