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Famous Deaths In February - 16

Friday, 31 October 2014

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1531  Death of Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452) on February - 16.  

1538  On this day in history everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65  

1560  Death of Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat on February - 16.  

1653  Johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70 on February - 16.  

1710  Death of Esprit Fléchier, French writer and Bishop of Nîmes (b. 1632) on February - 16.  

1721  Death of James Craggs the Younger, English politician (b. 1686) on February - 16.  

1754  Richard Mead, physician, dies on February - 16.  

1779  William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies on February - 16.  

1791  On this day in history death of richard earl d'Alton, Austria general of S Neth, commits suicide at 58  

1799  Charles Theoby, ruler (Palts & Bayern), dies at 74 on February - 16.  

1803  On this day in history jan V clav Stich, Bohemian composer, dies at 56  

1820  Death of Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (b. 1758) on this day in history.  

1823  On February - 16 johann Gottfried Schict, composer, dies at 69  

1825  George Gerson, composer, dies at 34 on this day in history.  

1829  On this day in history francois-Joseph Gossec, Belg/Fr composer (Messe of Morts), dies at 95  

1834  Lionel Lukin, life boat pioneer, dies on this day in history.  

1844  On this day in history death of joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1792)  

1851  On this day in history anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician, dies at 95  

1857  Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, French engraver, dies at 77 on February - 16.  

1858  Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian, dies at 86 on February - 16.  

1864  On this day in history vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer, dies at 58  

1892  Henry Walter Bates, naturalist/explorer (South America), dies on this day in history.  

1898  On February - 16 death of thomas Bracken, New Zealand poet (b. 1843)  

1899  On February - 16 francois Félix Faure, president of France (1895-99), dies at 57  

1900  George Labram, US mine engineer in South Africa, dies in battle on February - 16.  

1907  Death of Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1835) on February - 16.  

1910  Albert Heinrich Zabel, composer, dies at 75 on February - 16.  

1912  On this day in history edgar Evans, British explorer (Antarctica), dies  

1915  Emil Waldteufel, [Charles Levy], French composer (Estudiantina), dies on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

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  On February - 16 birth of philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie)  

1519  On February - 16 birth of gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral  

1543  On this day in history birth of kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590)  

1620  Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia was born on February - 16.  

1643  John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714) was born on this day in history.  

1669  Arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter was born on this day in history.