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Historical Events Happened In February - 16

Thursday, 26 March 2015

0309  Pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded on February - 16.  

0374  On February - 16 9th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet  

0600  Pope Gregory the Great decrees saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze on February - 16.  

0600  Pope Gregory the Great decreea saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze on this day in history.  

0923  Abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

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

1249  On this day in history andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols.  

1279  Afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies on February - 16.  

1349  Jews are expelled from Burgsdorf Switzerland on this day in history.  

1391  On February - 16 johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies  

1486  On this day in history diet of Frankfort  

1497  On this day in history philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie)  

1512  Battle at Valeggio French troops beat Venetianen on this day in history.  

1512  Battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen on this day in history.  

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

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

1559  Pope Paul IV calls for deposition of sovereigns supporting heresy on this day in history.  

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

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

1641  On this day in history english king Charles I accept Triennial Act  

1646  On February - 16 battle of Great Torrington, Devon  

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

1655  On February - 16 dutch Grand Pensionary advisor Johan de Witt marries Wendela Bicker  

1659  First known check (£400), it is now (on display at Westminster Abbey on this day in history.  

1659  1st known check (£400) (on display at Westminster Abbey) on this day in history.  

1666  On February - 16 netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty  

1669  On this day in history arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter  

1677  On February - 16 earl of Shaftesbury arrested/confined in London Tower  

1684  On February - 16 bohuslav M Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer  

1698  On this day in history pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer)  

1709  On this day in history charles Avison, composer  

1740  On February - 16 giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni)  

1741  Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Magazine) begins publishing on February - 16.  

1741  On this day in history benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Mag) begins publishing  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1032  On February - 16 birth of emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067)  

1075  On this day in history birth of ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet  

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

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

1643  On February - 16 birth of john Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714)  

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

Famous Deaths In February - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0309  Death of Pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded on this day in history.  

0923  On this day in history abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83  

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  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 February - 16.  

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