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Famous Deaths In February - 16

Friday, 24 October 2014

0309  Death of Pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded on February - 16.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1391  On February - 16 johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies  

1531  Death of Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452) on February - 16.  

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  On this day in history death of esprit Fléchier, French writer and Bishop of Nîmes (b. 1632)  

1721  On this day in history death of james Craggs the Younger, English politician (b. 1686)  

1754  On this day in history richard Mead, physician, dies  

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  Charles Theoby, ruler (Palts & Bayern), dies at 74 on February - 16.  

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

1829  On February - 16 francois-Joseph Gossec, Belg/Fr composer (Messe of Morts), dies at 95  

1834  On February - 16 lionel Lukin, life boat pioneer, dies  

1844  On February - 16 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  On February - 16 georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian, dies at 86  

1864  On February - 16 vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer, dies at 58  

1892  Henry Walter Bates, naturalist/explorer (South America), dies on this day in history.  

1898  Death of Thomas Bracken, New Zealand poet (b. 1843) on February - 16.  

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  Albert Heinrich Zabel, composer, dies at 75 on February - 16.  

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

1915  Emil Waldteufel, [Charles Levy], French composer (Estudiantina), dies on February - 16.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 16

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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  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 February - 16.  

1543  Kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590) was born on February - 16.  

1620  Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia was born on February - 16.  

1643  On February - 16 birth of john Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714)  

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