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Famous Deaths In February - 16

Friday, 01 August 2014

0309  On this day in history death of pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded  

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

1531  Death of Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452) on this day in history.  

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  Johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1710  Death of Esprit FlĂ©chier, French writer and Bishop of NĂ®mes (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  On this day in history william Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies  

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

1825  George Gerson, composer, dies at 34 on this day in history.  

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

1834  On this day in history lionel Lukin, life boat pioneer, dies  

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

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

1857  Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, French engraver, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history francois FĂ©lix 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  On this day in history death of giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1835)  

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

1075  Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet was born on this day in history.  

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

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 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