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Famous Deaths In February - 16

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0309  On February - 16 death of pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded  

0923  On February - 16 abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83  

1247  On February - 16 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 February - 16.  

1531  On this day in history death of johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452)  

1538  On this day in history everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65  

1560  Death of Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat on this day in history.  

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 February - 16.  

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

1754  Richard Mead, physician, dies on February - 16.  

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 February - 16.  

1799  On this day in history charles Theoby, ruler (Palts & Bayern), dies at 74  

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

1820  On February - 16 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  On February - 16 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  Death of Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1792) on February - 16.  

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 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  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  Death of Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1835) on February - 16.  

1910  Albert Heinrich Zabel, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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

1915  On this day in history 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 February - 16.  

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 February - 16.  

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  Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia was born on February - 16.  

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

1669  Arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter was born on February - 16.  

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