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Famous Deaths In February - 16

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

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

0923  Abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83 on February - 16.  

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 February - 16 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.  

1653  On February - 16 johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70  

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

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

1754  Richard Mead, physician, dies on this day in history.  

1779  On this day in history william Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies  

1791  Death of Richard earl d'Alton, Austria general of S Neth, commits suicide at 58 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (b. 1758).  

1823  Johann Gottfried Schict, composer, dies at 69 on February - 16.  

1825  On February - 16 george Gerson, composer, dies at 34  

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

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  Anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician, dies at 95 on February - 16.  

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  Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer, dies at 58 on February - 16.  

1892  Henry Walter Bates, naturalist/explorer (South America), dies on February - 16.  

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

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

1900  On February - 16 george Labram, US mine engineer in South Africa, dies in battle  

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  On this day in history emil Waldteufel, [Charles Levy], French composer (Estudiantina), dies  

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1032  On this day in history birth of emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067)  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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