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 This day in History - May 17
436 Historic Events for May 17
218

7th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

Event
352

Liberius begins his reign as Catholic Pope replacing Julius I

Event
884

St Adrian III begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
1050

Guido van Arezzo, Italian music theorist, dies

Death
1444

Sandro Botticelli, Italian painter (Birth of Venus)

Birth
1451

Engelbert II, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg-Dietz/viceroy of Luxembourg

Birth
1490

Albrecht von Hohenzollern, 1st duke of Prussia

Birth
1510

Sandro Botticelli, [Alessandro di Mariano del Filpepi], painter, dies

Death
1510

Alessandro di Botticelli, painter (Birth of Venus), dies at about 65

Death
1525

Battle at Zabern: duke of Lutherans beats rebels

Event
1527

P nfilo de Narva‚z departs to explore Florida

Event
1536

Anne Boleyns 4 "lovers" executed

Event
1544

Scot earl Matthew van Lennox signs secret treaty with Henry VIII

Event
1551

Martinus A del Rio, Spanish/South Neth lawyer/historian/theologist

Birth
1568

Christoph Thomas Walliser, composer

Birth
1575

Matthew Parker, archbishop of Canterbury (1559-75), dies at 68

Death
1576

Ferdinand van Apshoven, the Older, Flemish painter, baptized

Birth
1579

Artois/Henegouwen/French-Flanders sign Treaty/Peace of Parma recognizing Spanish duke van Parma as land guardian

Event
1591

Jost/Jobst/Jodocus Amman, Swiss cartoonist/graphic artist, dies at 51

Death
1606

Forges Dimitri #1, czar of Russia (1605-06), murdered

Death
1620

1st merry-go-round seen at a fair (Philippapolis, Turkey)

Event
1630

Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi, 1st to see 2 belts on Jupiter surface

Event
1631

Earl Johann Tilly attacks Maagdenburg

Event
1648

Emperor Ferdinand III defeats Maximilian I of Bavaria

Event
1672

Frontenac becomes governor of New France (Canada)

Event