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Famous Deaths In February - 16

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0309  On February - 16 death of pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded  

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 this day in history afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies  

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

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

1538  On this day in history everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65  

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

1653  On this day in history johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70  

1710  On February - 16 death of esprit Fléchier, French writer and Bishop of Nîmes (b. 1632)  

1721  Death of James Craggs the Younger, English politician (b. 1686) on this day in history.  

1754  On February - 16 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  On this day in history charles Theoby, ruler (Palts & Bayern), dies at 74  

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

1825  George Gerson, composer, dies at 34 on February - 16.  

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  Death of Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1792) on February - 16.  

1851  On this day in history anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician, dies at 95  

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

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

1864  Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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

1898  On February - 16 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 February - 16 george Labram, US mine engineer in South Africa, dies in battle  

1907  On this day in history death of giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1835)  

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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Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1075  Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet was born on this day in history.  

1497  On February - 16 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 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.