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 This day in History - August 17
413 Historic Events for August 17
682

St Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
754

Karloman, abbot of Monte cassino, dies at >39

Death
1180

Yoritomo Minamoto leads uprising against emperor Kiyomori Taira

Event
1464

Nikolaus von Cusa, German theologist/mathematician/philosopher, dies

Death
1498

Cardinal Borgia renounced his vows and office to marry a French princess

Event
1510

Richard Empson, English treasurer, beheaded

Death
1510

Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded

Death
1536

Pietersz, book publisher (Kersten Knight - on Index), dies

Death
1544

Imperial/English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France

Event
1553

Charles III, Duke of Savoy, dies

Death
1563

King Charles IX of France (13) declared an adult

Event
1577

Peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots

Event
1579

Fran‡ois van Anjou visits English queen Elizabeth I

Event
1585

Antwerp surrenders after 8 months siege by duke of Parma

Event
1586

Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)

Birth
1590

John White returns to Roanoke, VA and found no trace of colonist's he had left there 3 yrs earlier [or Aug 18, 1591]

Event
1601

Pierre de Fermat, mathematician who needed wider margins [or Aug 20]

Birth
1635

Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna, dies at 48

Death
1648

-20] Battle at Preston, Lancashire: Henry Ireton beats Scottish

Event
1676

Grimmelshausen, writer, dies

Death
1681

Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Rus-orthodox church, dies at 76

Death
1686

Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer

Birth
1717

France, Russia and Prussia sign agreement

Event
1720

Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)

Birth
1730

Mauritius Vogt, composer, dies at 61

Death