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Historical Events Happened In February - 16

Friday, 30 January 2015

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

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

0600  On this day in history pope Gregory the Great decrees saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze  

0600  On February - 16 pope Gregory the Great decreea saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze  

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

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

1249  Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols on February - 16.  

1279  On this day in history afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies  

1349  On February - 16 jews are expelled from Burgsdorf Switzerland  

1391  On this day in history johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies  

1486  Diet of Frankfort on February - 16.  

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

1512  On February - 16 battle at Valeggio French troops beat Venetianen  

1512  On February - 16 battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen  

1519  On this day in history gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral  

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

1559  Pope Paul IV calls for deposition of sovereigns supporting heresy on February - 16.  

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

1620  Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia on February - 16.  

1641  On February - 16 english king Charles I accept Triennial Act  

1646  Battle of Great Torrington, Devon on February - 16.  

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

1655  On this day in history dutch Grand Pensionary advisor Johan de Witt marries Wendela Bicker  

1659  First known check (£400), it is now (on display at Westminster Abbey on February - 16.  

1659  On February - 16 1st known check (£400) (on display at Westminster Abbey)  

1666  On this day in history netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty  

1669  On February - 16 arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter  

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

1684  Bohuslav M Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer on February - 16.  

1698  Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer) on this day in history.  

1709  On this day in history charles Avison, composer  

1740  Giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni) on this day in history.  

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

1741  Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Mag) begins publishing on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1032  Emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067) was born on February - 16.  

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 February - 16 birth of gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral  

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

1620  Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia was born on February - 16.  

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

1669  Arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter was born on February - 16.  

Famous Deaths In February - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

1531  On February - 16 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