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Famous Birthdays In February - 16

Thursday, 30 October 2014

1032  Emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067) was born on this day in history.  

1075  On February - 16 birth of ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet  

1497  Philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie) was born on February - 16.  

1519  On this day in history birth of gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral  

1543  On February - 16 birth of kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590)  

1620  Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia was born on this day in history.  

1643  On this day in history birth of john Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714)  

1669  On this day in history birth of arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter  

1684  Bohuslav M Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer was born on February - 16.  

1684  Bohuslav Matej Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer was born on February - 16.  

1698  On this day in history birth of pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer)  

1709  On February - 16 birth of charles Avison, composer  

1727  Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist (d. 1817) was born on February - 16.  

1740  On this day in history birth of giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni)  

1746  On this day in history birth of johann Heinse, German Sturm und Drang novelist/art critic  

1761  On this day in history birth of charles Pichegru, French general (d. 1804)  

1774  On February - 16 birth of pierre Rode, composer  

1786  On February - 16 birth of grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1859)  

1787  Andreas Schelfhout, Dutch painter/etcher/lithographer was born on February - 16.  

1788  On February - 16 birth of juan van Halen, Dutch/Spanish officer/adventurer  

1790  Chretien Urhan, composer was born on February - 16.  

1802  Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, American philosopher (d. 1866) was born on this day in history.  

1804  On this day in history birth of karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist (d. 1885)  

1807  On this day in history birth of lysander Cutler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1866  

1812  On this day in history birth of henry Wilson, (R) 18th VP (1873-75)  

1813  On February - 16 birth of joseph Reid Anderson, Brig General (Confederate Army) died in 1892  

1813  Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky, composer was born on this day in history.  

1821  On this day in history birth of heinrich Barth, Hamburg Germany, geographer/explorer (Central Africa)  

1822  Francis Galton, Birmingham England, anthropologist & geneticist was born on this day in history.  

1822  On this day in history birth of james Patton Anderson, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1872  

1823  John Daniel Imboden, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1895 was born on this day in history.  

1824  On this day in history birth of peter Kozler, Slovenian cartographer and geographer (d. 1879)  

1826  Franz von Holstein, composer was born on February - 16.  

1826  On February - 16 birth of joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Gaudeamus)  

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Famous Deaths In February - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0309  Death of Pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded on this day in history.  

0923  On February - 16 abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83  

1247  Death of Heinrich Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia (b. 1204) on February - 16.  

1279  Afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies on February - 16.  

1391  Johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies on February - 16.  

1531  Death of Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452) on this day in history.  

1538  Everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65 on February - 16.  

1560  Death of Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat on this day in history.