Historical Events In February - 17
Wednesday, 10 August 2022
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 Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55 on February - 17.
1370 Battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania on February - 17.
1371 Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on this day in history.
1444 On February - 17 rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist
1490 On this day in history charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)
1500 Battle of Hemmingstedt on February - 17.
1568 Holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace on this day in history.
1583 J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist on February - 17.
1598 On this day in history boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia
1600 Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged of heresy on this day in history.
1600 On this day in history giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake
1612 On February - 17 ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57
1621 Miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony on this day in history.
1634 On February - 17 william Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti
1652 Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67 on February - 17.
1653 On February - 17 arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)
1654 On this day in history michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62
1667 On this day in history georg Bronner, composer
1670 France & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty on February - 17.
1673 On February - 17 moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies
1675 On February - 17 johann Melchior Conradi, composer
1676 On February - 17 kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty
1688 On this day in history rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian
1691 On this day in history thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service
1696 Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer on February - 17.
1697 On February - 17 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 Antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68 on this day in history.
1723 On February - 17 tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination
1732 On this day in history louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63
1740 On February - 17 horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist