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Famous Deaths In February - 16

Friday, 30 January 2015

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

0923  Abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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 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.  

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

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

1779  William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies on February - 16.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1820  On this day in history death of georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (b. 1758).  

1823  On February - 16 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  On February - 16 lionel Lukin, life boat pioneer, dies  

1844  On this day in history death of joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1792)  

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

1857  On this day in history auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, French engraver, dies at 77  

1858  On February - 16 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 February - 16.  

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

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

1910  Albert Heinrich Zabel, composer, dies at 75 on February - 16.  

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

1915  Emil Waldteufel, [Charles Levy], French composer (Estudiantina), dies on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

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

1497  On February - 16 birth of philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie)  

1519  On February - 16 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 February - 16 birth of john Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714)  

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