Historical Events In August - 17
Friday, 22 October 2021
0682 On August - 17 st Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
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 On August - 17 nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies
1498 Cardinal Borgia renounced his vows & office to marry a French princess on this day in history.
1510 On this day in history edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded
1536 Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight on this day in history.
1544 On this day in history 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 On this day in history peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots
1579 Francois van Anjou visits English queen Elizabeth I on August - 17.
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 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 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 On this day in history -20] Battle at Preston, Lancashire: Henry Ireton beats Scottish
1676 On August - 17 grimmelshausen, writer, dies
1681 Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 76 on August - 17.
1686 Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer on this day in history.
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 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 August - 17.
1777 On this day in history giuseppe Scarlotti, composer, dies at 54
1779 Franz de Paula Roser, composer on this day in history.
1785 Jonathan Trumbull, US patriot, dies on August - 17.
1786 The birth of Davy Crockett, US frontiersman killed at the Alamo on August - 17.
1786 Davy Crockett, US, frontiersman/adventurer/politician (Alamo) on this day in history.
1786 On August - 17 frederik II, king of Prussia (1740-86)/composer, dies at 74