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Famous Deaths In February - 16

Thursday, 02 October 2014

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

0923  Abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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

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

1391  On this day in history johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies  

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

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.  

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

1710  On February - 16 death of esprit Fléchier, French writer and Bishop of Nîmes (b. 1632)  

1721  On February - 16 death of james Craggs the Younger, English politician (b. 1686)  

1754  On February - 16 richard Mead, physician, dies  

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

1791  Death of Richard earl d'Alton, Austria general of S Neth, commits suicide at 58 on February - 16.  

1799  On this day in history charles Theoby, ruler (Palts & Bayern), dies at 74  

1803  On February - 16 jan V clav Stich, Bohemian composer, dies at 56  

1820  On February - 16 death of georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (b. 1758).  

1823  Johann Gottfried Schict, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

1825  On this day in history george Gerson, composer, dies at 34  

1829  On February - 16 francois-Joseph Gossec, Belg/Fr composer (Messe of Morts), dies at 95  

1834  On this day in history lionel Lukin, life boat pioneer, dies  

1844  On February - 16 death of joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1792)  

1851  On February - 16 anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician, dies at 95  

1857  Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, French engraver, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1858  Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1864  On February - 16 vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer, dies at 58  

1892  On this day in history henry Walter Bates, naturalist/explorer (South America), dies  

1898  Death of Thomas Bracken, New Zealand poet (b. 1843) on February - 16.  

1899  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1912  Edgar Evans, British explorer (Antarctica), dies on February - 16.  

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  Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet was born on this day in history.  

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

1519  Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral was born on this day in history.  

1543  Kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590) was born on February - 16.  

1620  On February - 16 birth of frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia  

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

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