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Famous Deaths In February - 16

Friday, 30 September 2016

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

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

1247  On this day in history death of heinrich Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia (b. 1204)  

1279  Afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies on February - 16.  

1391  Johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies on this day in history.  

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 February - 16.  

1560  Death of Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat on February - 16.  

1653  Johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70 on February - 16.  

1710  Death of Esprit FlĂ©chier, French writer and Bishop of NĂ®mes (b. 1632) on this day in history.  

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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 February - 16 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 this day in history charles Theoby, ruler (Palts & Bayern), dies at 74  

1803  On this day in history jan V clav Stich, Bohemian composer, dies at 56  

1820  Death of Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (b. 1758) on February - 16.  

1823  On this day in history johann Gottfried Schict, composer, dies at 69  

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

1829  On this day in history 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  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  Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, French engraver, dies at 77 on February - 16.  

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

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

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

1898  On this day in history death of thomas Bracken, New Zealand poet (b. 1843)  

1899  Francois FĂ©lix 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 February - 16.  

1910  On February - 16 albert Heinrich Zabel, composer, dies at 75  

1912  On this day in history edgar Evans, British explorer (Antarctica), dies  

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

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Famous Birthdays In February - 16

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

1075  On February - 16 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  On February - 16 birth of kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590)  

1620  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter  

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