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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  Abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83 on February - 16.  

1247  On this day in history death of heinrich Raspe, Landgrave of Thuringia (b. 1204)  

1279  On February - 16 afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies  

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  Death of Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat on this day in history.  

1653  Johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

1710  Death of Esprit Fléchier, French writer and Bishop of Nîmes (b. 1632) on this day in history.  

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1721  On February - 16 death of james Craggs the Younger, English politician (b. 1686)  

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

1779  On February - 16 william Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies  

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 February - 16.  

1803  Jan V clav Stich, Bohemian composer, dies at 56 on February - 16.  

1820  Death of Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (b. 1758) on February - 16.  

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

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

1829  Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belg/Fr composer (Messe of Morts), dies at 95 on this day in history.  

1834  Lionel Lukin, life boat pioneer, dies on February - 16.  

1844  On this day in history death of joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1792)  

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

1857  On February - 16 auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, French engraver, dies at 77  

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

1864  Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer, dies at 58 on February - 16.  

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

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  George Labram, US mine engineer in South Africa, dies in battle on this day in history.  

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

1075  Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet was born on February - 16.  

1497  On February - 16 birth of philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie)  

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 February - 16 birth of john Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714)  

1669  On February - 16 birth of arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter  

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