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Famous Deaths In February - 16

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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 February - 16.  

1279  Afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1710  On this day in history death of esprit Fléchier, French writer and Bishop of Nîmes (b. 1632)  

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

1754  Richard Mead, physician, dies on this day in history.  

1779  William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies on this day in history.  

1791  On this day in history death of richard earl d'Alton, Austria general of S Neth, commits suicide at 58  

1799  Charles Theoby, ruler (Palts & Bayern), dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1803  On this day in history 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 February - 16 johann Gottfried Schict, composer, dies at 69  

1825  On this day in history george Gerson, composer, dies at 34  

1829  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1792)  

1851  On February - 16 anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician, dies at 95  

1857  On this day in history auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, French engraver, dies at 77  

1858  Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian, dies at 86 on February - 16.  

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

1910  Albert Heinrich Zabel, composer, dies at 75 on February - 16.  

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

1915  On this day in history emil Waldteufel, [Charles Levy], French composer (Estudiantina), dies  

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1032  On this day in history birth of emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067)  

1075  On this day in history birth of ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet  

1497  Philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie) was born on this day in history.  

1519  On February - 16 birth of gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral  

1543  On this day in history birth of kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590)  

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 February - 16 birth of arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter