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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 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 this day in history.  

1279  On this day in history 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 this day in history everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65  

1560  On this day in history death of jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1791  On this day in history death of richard earl d'Alton, Austria general of S Neth, commits suicide at 58  

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 this day in history.  

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

1825  On this day in history george Gerson, composer, dies at 34  

1829  Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belg/Fr composer (Messe of Morts), dies at 95 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1851  On this day in history anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician, dies at 95  

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

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 this day in history henry Walter Bates, naturalist/explorer (South America), dies  

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

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 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 People Born On This Day In History

1032  Emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067) was born on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history birth of frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia  

1643  John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714) was born on this day in history.  

1669  Arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter was born on this day in history.