Historical Events on February 17 (400CE-1500CE)

Events

St. Mesrop Mashtots dies.

440

St. Mesrop Mashtots, Armenian theologian and linguist dies.

Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies.

956

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

Northern Crusades

1370

Northern Crusades: Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Teutonic Knights meet in the Battle of Rudau.

Jogaila provided land for the Bishop’s headquarters.

1387

Jogaila founded the archdiocese of Vilnius and provided land for the Bishop’s headquarters.

Musa Çelebi becomes Sultan with the support of Mircea I of Wallachia.

1411

Following the successful campaigns during the Ottoman Interregnum, Musa Çelebi, one of the sons of Bayezid I, becomes Sultan with the support of Mircea I of Wallachia.

Rudolf Agricola was born.

1444

Rudolf Agricola, Roelof Huysman, Dutch humanist/organist is born.

Philip the Good of Burgundy took the "vow of the pheasant"

1454

At a grand feast, Philip the Good of Burgundy took the "vow of the pheasant," by which he swore to fight the Turks.

Queen Margaret defeated the Earl of Warwick and freed Henry VI.

1461

The Houses of York and Lancaster battled again at St. Alban’s. Queen Margaret defeated the Earl of Warwick and freed Henry VI.

Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor, Lombardy is born.

1490

Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor, Lombardy is born.

The Battle of Hemmingstedt.

1500

Duke Friedrich and Duke Johann attempt to subdue the peasantry of Dithmarschen, Denmark, in the Battle of Hemmingstedt.