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Famous Birthdays In February - 16

Thursday, 28 August 2014

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

1075  On this day in history birth of ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet  

1497  Philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie) was born on this day in history.  

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

1543  Kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590) was born on this day in history.  

1620  On this day in history birth of frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia  

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  On this day in history birth of bohuslav M Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer  

1684  Bohuslav Matej Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1709  Charles Avison, composer was born on this day in history.  

1727  On this day in history birth of nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist (d. 1817)  

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 this day in history birth of pierre Rode, composer  

1786  On this day in history birth of grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1859)  

1787  Andreas Schelfhout, Dutch painter/etcher/lithographer was born on this day in history.  

1788  Juan van Halen, Dutch/Spanish officer/adventurer was born on this day in history.  

1790  On this day in history birth of chretien Urhan, composer  

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

1804  Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist (d. 1885) was born on this day in history.  

1807  Lysander Cutler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1866 was born on this day in history.  

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

1813  On this day in history birth of joseph Reid Anderson, Brig General (Confederate Army) died in 1892  

1813  On this day in history birth of semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky, composer  

1821  Heinrich Barth, Hamburg Germany, geographer/explorer (Central Africa) was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of franz von Holstein, composer  

1826  On this day in history birth of joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Gaudeamus)  

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Famous Deaths In February - 16

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0309  On this day in history death of pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded  

0923  On this day in history abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83  

1247  On this day in history death of heinrich Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia (b. 1204)  

1279  On this day in history afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies  

1391  Johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies on this day in history.  

1531  On this day in history death of johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452)  

1538  Everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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