Historical Events In August - 17
Tuesday, 31 January 2023
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 Death of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan on August - 17.
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 August - 17.
1510 Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on this day in history.
1536 On this day in history pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight
1544 Imperial/English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France on August - 17.
1553 On this day in history charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies
1563 King Charles IX of France (13) declared an adult on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1586 Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) on August - 17.
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 this day in history.
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 this day in history nicola Antonio Porpora, composer
1717 On this day in history 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 Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.
1743 Sweden & Russia sign peace treaty on this day in history.
1775 On August - 17 philippe Libon, composer
1777 On August - 17 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 August - 17.
1786 Davy Crockett, US, frontiersman/adventurer/politician (Alamo) on August - 17.
1786 On this day in history frederik II, king of Prussia (1740-86)/composer, dies at 74