Historical Events In August - 17
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
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 Yoritomo Minamoto leads uprising against emperor Kiyomori Taira on this day in history.
1227 On August - 17 death of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan.
1464 On August - 17 nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies
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 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 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 Francois van Anjou visits English queen Elizabeth I on August - 17.
1585 Antwerp surrenders after 8 months siege by duke of Parma on August - 17.
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 Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins (Fermat's Last Theorem) [or 1608] on this day in history.
1635 Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48 on August - 17.
1648 -20] Battle at Preston, Lancashire: Henry Ireton beats Scottish on August - 17.
1676 On this day in history 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 August - 17 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 On August - 17 johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57
1743 Sweden & Russia sign peace treaty on August - 17.
1775 Philippe Libon, composer on August - 17.
1777 Giuseppe Scarlotti, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.
1779 On this day in history franz de Paula Roser, composer
1785 On August - 17 jonathan Trumbull, US patriot, dies
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.