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Famous Deaths In February - 16

Saturday, 28 May 2016

0309  On February - 16 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  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 February - 16 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 February - 16 johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70  

1710  On February - 16 death of esprit Fléchier, French writer and Bishop of Nîmes (b. 1632)  

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  Death of Richard earl d'Alton, Austria general of S Neth, commits suicide at 58 on this day in history.  

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 February - 16.  

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

1829  Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belg/Fr composer (Messe of Morts), dies at 95 on February - 16.  

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 February - 16.  

1857  Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, French engraver, dies at 77 on February - 16.  

1858  On this day in history georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian, dies at 86  

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  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  On February - 16 death of giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1835)  

1910  On this day in history 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 February - 16.  

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

1497  On this day in history birth of philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie)  

1519  On this day in history 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 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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