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 This day in History - February 17
447 Historic Events for February 17
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Flavius Jovianus, Christian emperor of Rome (363-64), dies at about 32

Death
956

Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55

Death
1370

Battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania

Event
1444

Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist

Birth
1490

Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)

Birth
1519

Fran‡ois de Guise, [Balafr‚], French general strategist (Calais)

Birth
1568

Holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace

Event
1583

J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist

Birth
1598

Boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia

Event
1600

Giordano Bruno, advocate of Copernican theory, burned at stake

Death
1612

Jodocus Hondius, Flemish cartoonist/mathematician, dies at 48

Death
1612

Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Luik/archbish Cologne, dies at 57

Death
1621

Miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony

Event
1634

William Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti

Event
1652

Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67

Death
1653

Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)

Birth
1654

Michael Lohr, composer, dies at 62

Death
1667

Georg Bronner, composer

Birth
1670

France and Bavaria sign military assistance treaty

Event
1673

Moliare, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French author (Learned Lady), dies

Death
1675

Johann Melchior Conradi, composer

Birth
1676

Kings Charles II and Louis XIV sign secret treaty

Event
1688

Rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian

Death
1691

Thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service

Event
1696

Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer

Birth