Historical Events In February - 17
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
0364 Flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32 on February - 17.
0440 Mesrop Mashtots on this day in history.
0956 On this day in history hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55
1370 On this day in history battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania
1371 Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on February - 17.
1444 On February - 17 rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist
1490 Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy) on this day in history.
1500 On this day in history battle of Hemmingstedt.
1568 Holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace on this day in history.
1583 On February - 17 j Henry Alting, Dutch theologist
1598 Boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia on this day in history.
1600 On February - 17 philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged of heresy.
1600 Giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake on February - 17.
1612 On February - 17 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 William Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti on February - 17.
1652 Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67 on this day in history.
1653 On February - 17 arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)
1654 On February - 17 michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62
1667 Georg Bronner, composer on this day in history.
1670 On February - 17 france & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty
1673 Moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies on February - 17.
1675 Johann Melchior Conradi, composer on February - 17.
1676 Kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty on this day in history.
1688 Rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian on February - 17.
1691 Thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service on February - 17.
1696 Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer on this day in history.
1697 Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer on this day in history.
1699 Hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci) on February - 17.
1714 Parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree on February - 17.
1715 On February - 17 antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68
1723 Tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination on this day in history.
1732 Louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63 on February - 17.
1740 Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist on February - 17.