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Famous Deaths In February - 16

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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 February - 16.  

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

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  On February - 16 everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65  

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  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 February - 16.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1803  Jan V clav Stich, Bohemian composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1820  Death of Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (b. 1758) on this day in history.  

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

1825  George Gerson, composer, dies at 34 on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 February - 16.  

1915  On February - 16 emil Waldteufel, [Charles Levy], French composer (Estudiantina), dies  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 16

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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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1643  On this day in history birth of john Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714)  

1669  On February - 16 birth of arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter