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Famous Deaths In February - 16

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

0309  Death of Pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded on February - 16.  

0923  On February - 16 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 February - 16.  

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  On February - 16 death of jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat  

1653  On this day in history johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70  

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

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1721  On this day in history death of james Craggs the Younger, English politician (b. 1686)  

1754  On this day in history richard Mead, physician, dies  

1779  William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies on this day in history.  

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

1799  On February - 16 charles Theoby, ruler (Palts & Bayern), dies at 74  

1803  On February - 16 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 this day in history 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  Death of Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1792) on this day in history.  

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

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

1858  On this day in history georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian, dies at 86  

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

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

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

1899  Francois Félix Faure, president of France (1895-99), dies at 57 on February - 16.  

1900  On this day in history george Labram, US mine engineer in South Africa, dies in battle  

1907  On February - 16 death of giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1835)  

1910  On February - 16 albert Heinrich Zabel, composer, dies at 75  

1912  Edgar Evans, British explorer (Antarctica), dies on this day in history.  

1915  Emil Waldteufel, [Charles Levy], French composer (Estudiantina), dies on February - 16.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 16

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1032  On February - 16 birth of emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067)  

1075  Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet was born on February - 16.  

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

1519  Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral was born on February - 16.  

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  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  

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