Historical Events In February - 17
Thursday, 22 August 2019
0364 On February - 17 flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32
0440 On February - 17 mesrop Mashtots
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 this day in history.
1371 On February - 17 ivan Alexander of Bulgaria
1444 Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist on this day in history.
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 On this day in history j Henry Alting, Dutch theologist
1598 On this day in history boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia
1600 On this day in history 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 this day in history ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57
1621 On this day in history miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony
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 On this day in history arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)
1654 Michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62 on February - 17.
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 On this day in history johann Melchior Conradi, composer
1676 Kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty on this day in history.
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 On February - 17 baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer
1697 Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer on this day in history.
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 February - 17.
1723 On this day in history tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination
1732 On February - 17 louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63
1740 On February - 17 horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist