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Famous Deaths In February - 16

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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  On February - 16 death of heinrich Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia (b. 1204)  

1279  On February - 16 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 this day in history.  

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

1710  On this day in history death of esprit Fléchier, French writer and Bishop of Nîmes (b. 1632)  

1721  Death of James Craggs the Younger, English politician (b. 1686) on this day in history.  

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

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

1791  On February - 16 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  Jan V clav Stich, Bohemian composer, dies at 56 on February - 16.  

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  George Gerson, composer, dies at 34 on February - 16.  

1829  On February - 16 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 February - 16.  

1851  Anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician, dies at 95 on this day in history.  

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

1858  On February - 16 georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian, dies at 86  

1864  Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1892  On February - 16 henry Walter Bates, naturalist/explorer (South America), dies  

1898  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history albert Heinrich Zabel, composer, dies at 75  

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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Famous Birthdays In February - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1032  Emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067) was born on February - 16.  

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 February - 16.  

1620  Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia was born on this day in history.  

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.