Historical Events In February - 17
Friday, 18 October 2019
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 Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55 on this day in history.
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 Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy) on this day in history.
1500 Battle of Hemmingstedt on February - 17.
1568 On this day in history holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace
1583 On February - 17 j Henry Alting, Dutch theologist
1598 On February - 17 boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia
1600 On February - 17 philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori in Rome, charged of heresy.
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 February - 17.
1652 On this day in history gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67
1653 On this day in history 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 On this day in history france & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty
1673 On this day in history moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies
1675 On February - 17 johann Melchior Conradi, composer
1676 Kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty on February - 17.
1688 Rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian on February - 17.
1691 On February - 17 thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service
1696 Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer on February - 17.
1697 Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer on February - 17.
1699 Hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci) on this day in history.
1714 Parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree on this day in history.
1715 On this day in history antoine Galland, French interpreter, dies at 68
1723 On February - 17 tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination
1732 Louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.
1740 On February - 17 horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist