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Famous Deaths In February - 16

Monday, 21 April 2014

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1560  On this day in history death of jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat  

1653  On this day in history 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  On this day in history richard Mead, physician, dies  

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  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  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 this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1858  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1898  On this day in history death of thomas Bracken, New Zealand poet (b. 1843)  

1899  On this day in history francois Félix Faure, president of France (1895-99), dies at 57  

1900  On this day in history 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  On this day in history albert Heinrich Zabel, composer, dies at 75  

1912  Edgar Evans, British explorer (Antarctica), dies on this day in history.  

1915  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral  

1543  Kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590) was born on this day in history.  

1620  On this day in history birth of frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia  

1643  On this day in history birth of john Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714)  

1669  Arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter was born on this day in history.