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Famous Deaths In February - 16

Saturday, 25 April 2015

0309  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1391  Johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies on February - 16.  

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

1538  On this day in history 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  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 February - 16 death of james Craggs the Younger, English politician (b. 1686)  

1754  Richard Mead, physician, dies on February - 16.  

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

1791  Death of Richard earl d'Alton, Austria general of S Neth, commits suicide at 58 on this day in history.  

1799  On this day in history charles Theoby, ruler (Palts & Bayern), dies at 74  

1803  On February - 16 jan V clav Stich, Bohemian composer, dies at 56  

1820  On February - 16 death of georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (b. 1758).  

1823  Johann Gottfried Schict, composer, dies at 69 on February - 16.  

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  Lionel Lukin, life boat pioneer, dies on February - 16.  

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 February - 16.  

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

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

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

1892  On February - 16 henry Walter Bates, naturalist/explorer (South America), dies  

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  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  On February - 16 albert Heinrich Zabel, composer, dies at 75  

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

1915  On February - 16 emil Waldteufel, [Charles Levy], French composer (Estudiantina), dies  

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

1519  Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral was born on February - 16.  

1543  On February - 16 birth of kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590)  

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

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.