Historical Events In August - 17
Tuesday, 07 July 2020
0682 On August - 17 st Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
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 On August - 17 death of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan.
1464 Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies on this day in history.
1498 Cardinal Borgia renounced his vows & office to marry a French princess on August - 17.
1510 On this day in history edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded
1536 On August - 17 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 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 Antwerp surrenders after 8 months siege by duke of Parma on August - 17.
1586 On this day in history 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 Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins (Fermat's Last Theorem) [or 1608] on this day in history.
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 On this day in history grimmelshausen, writer, dies
1681 Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1686 On August - 17 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 this day in history.
1730 On August - 17 mauritius Vogt, composer, dies at 61
1731 On August - 17 johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57
1743 Sweden & Russia sign peace treaty on this day in history.
1775 Philippe Libon, composer on August - 17.
1777 Giuseppe Scarlotti, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.
1779 On August - 17 franz de Paula Roser, composer
1785 On August - 17 jonathan Trumbull, US patriot, dies
1786 The birth of Davy Crockett, US frontiersman killed at the Alamo on this day in history.
1786 Davy Crockett, US, frontiersman/adventurer/politician (Alamo) on this day in history.
1786 On this day in history frederik II, king of Prussia (1740-86)/composer, dies at 74