Historical Events In August - 17
Tuesday, 22 October 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 On this day in history yoritomo Minamoto leads uprising against emperor Kiyomori Taira
1227 Death of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan on this day in history.
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 this day in history imperial/English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France
1553 On this day in history charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies
1563 King Charles IX of France (13) declared an adult on August - 17.
1577 On this day in history peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots
1579 On August - 17 francois van Anjou visits English queen Elizabeth I
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 this day in history.
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 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 August - 17 nicola Antonio Porpora, composer
1717 France, Russia & Prussia sign agreement on this day in history.
1720 On August - 17 charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)
1730 Mauritius Vogt, composer, dies at 61 on August - 17.
1731 Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57 on August - 17.
1743 Sweden & Russia sign peace treaty on August - 17.
1775 On August - 17 philippe Libon, composer
1777 On this day in history giuseppe Scarlotti, composer, dies at 54
1779 On August - 17 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 On this day in history davy Crockett, US, frontiersman/adventurer/politician (Alamo)
1786 On this day in history frederik II, king of Prussia (1740-86)/composer, dies at 74