Historical Events In August - 17
Thursday, 01 October 2020
0682 St Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0754 Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39 on this day in history.
1180 On August - 17 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 Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded on this day in history.
1536 Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on August - 17.
1544 On this day in history imperial/English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France
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 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 Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg) on this day in history.
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 Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48 on August - 17.
1648 On August - 17 -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 On this day in history 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 Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57 on this day in history.
1743 On August - 17 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 On August - 17 franz de Paula Roser, composer
1785 Jonathan Trumbull, US patriot, dies on August - 17.
1786 On this day in history 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.