Historical Events In August - 17
Sunday, 07 August 2022
0682 On this day in history st Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0754 On this day in history 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 Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies on August - 17.
1498 On August - 17 cardinal Borgia renounced his vows & office to marry a French princess
1510 On August - 17 edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded
1536 On this day in history pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight
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 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 August - 17 francois van Anjou visits English queen Elizabeth I
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 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 this day in history francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48
1648 On August - 17 -20] Battle at Preston, Lancashire: Henry Ireton beats Scottish
1676 Grimmelshausen, writer, dies on August - 17.
1681 On August - 17 nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 76
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 On this day in history mauritius Vogt, composer, dies at 61
1731 On August - 17 johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57
1743 Sweden & Russia sign peace treaty on August - 17.
1775 Philippe Libon, composer on this day in history.
1777 On this day in history 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 On this day in history davy Crockett, US, frontiersman/adventurer/politician (Alamo)
1786 Frederik II, king of Prussia (1740-86)/composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.