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February 17 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 17th:
February 17th - Deaths:
364 – Jovian - Roman Emperor (b. 331)
440 – Mesrop Mashtots - Armenian monk & linguist (b. 360)
1339 – Otto - Duke of Austria (b. 1301)
1371 – Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria
1596 – Friedrich Sylburg - German classical scholar (b. 1536)
1600 – Giordano Bruno - Italian philosopher (burned at the stake) (b. 1548)
1609 – Ferdinando I de' Medici - Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1549)
1624 – Juan de Mariana - Spanish historian (b. 1536)
1659 – Abel Servien - French diplomat (b. 1593)
1673 – Molière - French playwright (b. 1622)
1680 – Denzil Holles - 1st Baron Holles, English statesman & writer (b. 1599)
1680 – Jan Swammerdam - Dutch biologist (b. 1637)
1715 – Antoine Galland - French archaeologist (b. 1646)
1732 – Louis Marchand - French organist & harpsichordist (b. 1669)
1768 – Arthur Onslow - English politician (b. 1691)
1780 – Andreas Felix von Oefele - German historian & librarian (b. 1706)
1841 – Ferdinando Carulli - Italian guitarist (b. 1770)
1854 – John Martin - English painter (b. 1789)
1856 – Heinrich Heine - German writer (b. 1797)
1874 – Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet - Belgian mathematician (b. 1796)
1883 – Napoleon Coste - French guitarist & composer (b. 1806)
1883 – Vasudeo Balwant Phadke - Indian revolutionary (b. 1845)
1890 – Christopher Sholes - American inventor (b. 1819)
1909 – Geronimo - Apache leader (b. 1829)
1912 – Edgar Evans - Welsh naval officer (b. 1876)
1919 – Wilfrid Laurier - 7th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1841)
1934 – King Albert I of Belgium (b. 1875)
1934 – Siegbert Tarrasch - German chess player (b. 1862)
1939 – Willy Hess - German violinist (b. 1859)
1943 – Armand J. Piron - American jazz violinist & composer (b. 1888)
1943 – Konstantin Bogaevsky - Russian painter (b. 1872)
1958 – Hugh McCrae - Australian writer (b. 1876)
1961 – Nita Naldi - American actress (b. 1897)
1962 – Bruno Walter - German conductor (b. 1876)
1970 – Shmuel Yosef Agnon - Israeli writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
1970 – Alfred Newman - American film composer (b. 1901)
1977 – Janani Luwum - Ugandan Archbishop (b. 1922)
1982 – Nestor Chylak - American baseball umpire (b. 1922)
1982 – Thelonious Monk - American jazz pianist (b. 1917)
1982 – Lee Strasberg - Austrian-born actor (b. 1901)
1986 – Jiddu Krishnamurti - Indian philosopher (b. 1895)
1989 – Lefty Gomez - American baseball player (b. 1908)
1990 – Erik Rhodes - American actor (b. 1906)
1990 – Hap Day - Canadian ice hockey player & manager (b. 1901)
1994 – Randy Shilts - American author & activist (b. 1951)
1996 – Hervé Bazin - French writer (b. 1911)
1997 – Zein Isa - Palestinian militant
1998 – Ernst Jünger - German author (b. 1895)
1998 – Bob Merrill - American composer & lyricist (b. 1921)
2001 – Khalid Abdul Muhammed - American Nation of Islam spokesman (b. 1948)
2001 – Bob Geary - Canadian football player & manager (b. 1933)
2001 – Barry Burman - English artist (b. 1943)
2003 – Steve Bechler - American baseball player (b. 1979)
2004 – José López Portillo - President of Mexico (b. 1920)
2005 – Dan O'Herlihy - Irish actor (b. 1919)
2005 – Omar Sivori - Argentine footballer (b. 1935)
2006 – Ray Barretto - Puerto Rican musician (b. 1929)
2006 – Bill Cowsill - American singer (The Cowsills) (b. 1948)
2007 – Jurga Ivanauskaitė - Lithuanian writer (b. 1961)
2007 – Mike Awesome - American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
2007 – Dermot O'Reilly - Irish-born musician, producer & songwriter (b. 1943)
2007 – Maurice Papon - French Nazi collaborator (b. 1910)
2008 – Brian Harris - English footballer (b. 1935)
2009 – Gazanfer Özcan - Turkish actor (b. 1931)
2009 – Conchita Cintrón - Chilean bullfighter (b. 1922)


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