Historical Events In February - 17
Thursday, 30 November 2023
0364 Flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32 on this day in history.
0440 On February - 17 mesrop Mashtots
0956 On February - 17 hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55
1370 On February - 17 battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania
1371 Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria on this day in history.
1444 Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist on this day in history.
1490 Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy) on this day in history.
1500 On February - 17 battle of Hemmingstedt.
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 Boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia on this day in history.
1600 Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged of heresy on this day in history.
1600 On February - 17 giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake
1612 Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57 on this day in history.
1621 Miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony on this day in history.
1634 William Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti on this day in history.
1652 Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67 on February - 17.
1653 Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi) on February - 17.
1654 Michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1667 On February - 17 georg Bronner, composer
1670 France & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty on this day in history.
1673 On this day in history moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies
1675 On February - 17 johann Melchior Conradi, composer
1676 On this day in history kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty
1688 On February - 17 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 Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer on February - 17.
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 this day in history.
1732 On this day in history louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63
1740 On February - 17 horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist