Historical Events In February - 17
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
0364 On February - 17 flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32
0440 On this day in history mesrop Mashtots
0956 Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55 on February - 17.
1370 On this day in history battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania
1371 Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on February - 17.
1444 Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist on February - 17.
1490 Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy) on February - 17.
1500 Battle of Hemmingstedt on this day in history.
1568 On this day in history holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace
1583 J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist on February - 17.
1598 On February - 17 boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia
1600 Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged of heresy on February - 17.
1600 On February - 17 giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake
1612 On this day in history ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57
1621 On February - 17 miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony
1634 On February - 17 william Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti
1652 On February - 17 gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67
1653 Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi) on February - 17.
1654 Michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62 on February - 17.
1667 On this day in history georg Bronner, composer
1670 France & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty on February - 17.
1673 Moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies on this day in history.
1675 On February - 17 johann Melchior Conradi, composer
1676 Kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty on February - 17.
1688 On this day in history rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian
1691 Thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service on this day in history.
1696 On this day in history baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer
1697 On this day in history louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer
1699 On February - 17 hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci)
1714 On February - 17 parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree
1715 On February - 17 antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68
1723 Tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination on February - 17.
1732 Louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63 on February - 17.
1740 On this day in history horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist