September 17 in history

September 17 events chronologically

456 Remistus, Roman general (magister militum), is besieged by a Gothic force at Ravenna and later executed in the Palace in Classis, outside the city
1111 Highest Galician nobility led by Pedro Fróilaz de Traba and the bishop Diego Gelmírez crown Alfonso VII as "King of Galicia"
1176 The Battle of Myriokephalon is fought between the Byzantine Empire and the Seljuk Turks
1462 The Battle of Świecino (also known as the Battle of Żarnowiec) is fought during Thirteen Years' War
1577 The Peace of Bergerac is signed between Henry III of France and the Huguenots
1630 The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded
1631 Sweden wins a major victory at the Battle of Breitenfeld against the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years' War

Top 7 most famous people born on September 17

1826 Bernhard Riemann an influential German mathematician who made lasting contributions to analysis, number theory, and differential geometry, some of them enabling the later development of general relativity.
1923 Hank Williams an American singer-songwriter and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential singers and songwriters of the 20th Century, Williams recorded 35 singles that would place in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one
1950 Narendra Modi the 15th and current Prime Minister of India, in office since May 2014. Modi, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party , previously served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat state from 2001 to 2014. He is currently the Member of Parliament from Varanasi
1958 Janez Janša a Slovenian politician who was Prime Minister of Slovenia from 2004 to 2008 and again from 2012 to 2013. He has led the Slovenian Democratic Party since 1993. Janša was Minister of Defense from 1990 to 1994, holding that post during the Slovenian War of Independence
1960 Damon Hill a retired British racing driver from England. He is the son of the late Graham Hill, and is the only son of a world champion to win the title. His father died in an aeroplane crash when Hill was 15. He started racing on motorbikes in 1981, and after minor success moved on to single-seater racing cars. But although he progressed steadily up the ranks to the International Formula 3000 championship by 1989, and was often competitive, he never won a race
1968 Anastacia an American singer-songwriter. Anastacia has been highly successful around the world outside the United States
1975 Jimmie Johnson an American stock car racing driver and a six-time champion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He drives the 48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports

Top 7 most famous people died on September 17

1179 Hildegard of Bingen Saint Hildegard of Bingen, O.S.B. also known as Saint Hildegard, and Sibyl of the Rhine, was a German writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath. Elected a magistra by her fellow nuns in 1136, she founded the monasteries of Rupertsberg in 1150 and Eibingen in 1165. One of her works as a composer, the Ordo Virtutum, is an early example of liturgical drama and arguably the oldest surviving morality play
1621 Robert Bellarmine an Italian Jesuit and a Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was one of the most important figures in the Counter-Reformation. He was canonized in 1930 and named a Doctor of the Church. Bellarmine is also widely remembered for his role in the Galileo affair
1665 Philip IV of Spain King of Spain and Portugal as Philip III. He ascended the thrones in 1621 and reigned in Spain until his death and in Portugal until 1640. Philip is remembered for his patronage of the arts, including such artists as Diego Velázquez, and his rule over Spain during the challenging period of the Thirty Years' War
1948 Folke Bernadotte a Swedish diplomat and nobleman. During World War II he negotiated the release of about 31,000 prisoners from German concentration camps including 450 Danish Jews from the Theresienstadt camp. They were released on 14 April 1945. In 1945, he received a German surrender offer from Heinrich Himmler, though the offer was ultimately rejected
1994 Karl Popper an Austrian-British philosopher and professor at the London School of Economics. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century. Popper is known for his rejection of the classical inductivist views on the scientific method, in favour of empirical falsification: A theory in the empirical sciences can never be proven, but it can be falsified, meaning that it can and should be scrutinised by decisive experiments. If the outcome of an experiment contradicts the theory, one should refrain from ad hoc manoeuvres that evade the contradiction merely by making it less falsifiable. Popper is also known for his opposition to the classical justificationist account of knowledge which he replaced with critical rationalism, "the first non-justificational philosophy of criticism in the history of philosophy." In political discourse, he is known for his vigorous defence of liberal democracy and the principles of social criticism that he came to believe made a flourishing "open society" possible. His political philosophy embraces ideas from all major democratic political ideologies and attempts to reconcile them: social democracy, classical liberalism and conservatism, more explicitly so in his later years
1996 Spiro Agnew an American politician who served as the 39th Vice President of the United States from 1969 to 1973, serving under President Richard Nixon.
1997 Red Skelton an American entertainer best known for his national radio and television acts between 1937 and 1971 and as host of the television program The Red Skelton Show. Skelton, who has stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in radio and television, also appeared in vaudeville, films, nightclubs, and casinos, all while he pursued an entirely separate career as an artist