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Famous Deaths In February - 16

Friday, 06 March 2015

0309  On February - 16 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  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 this day in history.  

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

1538  Everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65 on February - 16.  

1560  Death of Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat on this day in history.  

1653  Johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70 on February - 16.  

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

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

1823  On this day in history johann Gottfried Schict, composer, dies at 69  

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  On February - 16 lionel Lukin, life boat pioneer, dies  

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  Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer, dies at 58  

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

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 February - 16.  

1900  George Labram, US mine engineer in South Africa, dies in battle on February - 16.  

1907  Death of Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1835) on February - 16.  

1910  Albert Heinrich Zabel, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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 Birthdays In February - 16

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 February - 16.  

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 February - 16.  

1620  Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia was born on this day in history.  

1643  John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714) was born on February - 16.  

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