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Famous Deaths In February - 16

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

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

0923  On this day in history abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83  

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 February - 16 johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies  

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 February - 16.  

1653  Johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1710  Death of Esprit Fléchier, French writer and Bishop of Nîmes (b. 1632) on this day in history.  

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

1754  On February - 16 richard Mead, physician, dies  

1779  On February - 16 william Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies  

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 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  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  Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belg/Fr composer (Messe of Morts), dies at 95 on February - 16.  

1834  Lionel Lukin, life boat pioneer, dies on February - 16.  

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

1851  Anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician, dies at 95 on February - 16.  

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

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

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

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

1898  Death of Thomas Bracken, New Zealand poet (b. 1843) on this day in history.  

1899  Francois Félix Faure, president of France (1895-99), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

1900  George Labram, US mine engineer in South Africa, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1907  Death of Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1835) on this day in history.  

1910  On this day in history albert Heinrich Zabel, composer, dies at 75  

1912  On February - 16 edgar Evans, British explorer (Antarctica), dies  

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 this day in history.  

1497  On this day in history birth of philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie)  

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 this day in history.  

1643  John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714) was born on February - 16.  

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