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Famous Deaths In February - 16

Tuesday, 03 May 2016

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

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  On February - 16 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  Everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65 on February - 16.  

1560  On February - 16 death of jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat  

1653  On February - 16 johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70  

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  Richard Mead, physician, dies on February - 16.  

1779  On this day in history 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  On February - 16 jan V clav Stich, Bohemian composer, dies at 56  

1820  On this day in history death of georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (b. 1758).  

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 February - 16.  

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

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 February - 16 auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, French engraver, dies at 77  

1858  On February - 16 georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian, dies at 86  

1864  On this day in history vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer, dies at 58  

1892  Henry Walter Bates, naturalist/explorer (South America), dies on February - 16.  

1898  On February - 16 death of thomas Bracken, New Zealand poet (b. 1843)  

1899  On February - 16 francois Félix Faure, president of France (1895-99), dies at 57  

1900  On February - 16 george Labram, US mine engineer in South Africa, dies in battle  

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 this day in history.  

1912  On February - 16 edgar Evans, British explorer (Antarctica), dies  

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  On February - 16 birth of emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067)  

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

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

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