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Historical Events Happened In February - 16

Monday, 24 November 2014

0309  On this day in history pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded  

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

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

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

1249  On February - 16 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 this day in history.  

1349  Jews are expelled from Burgsdorf Switzerland on February - 16.  

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

1486  Diet of Frankfort on February - 16.  

1497  Philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie) on this day in history.  

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

1512  Battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen on February - 16.  

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

1538  Everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65 on this day in history.  

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

1560  Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat on February - 16.  

1620  On February - 16 frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia  

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

1646  On this day in history 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  On this day in history first known check (£400), it is now (on display at Westminster Abbey  

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

1666  On this day in history netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty  

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

1677  Earl of Shaftesbury arrested/confined in London Tower on this day in history.  

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

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

1709  On February - 16 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 this day in history.  

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

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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  Philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie) was born on February - 16.  

1519  Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral was born on this day in history.  

1543  On February - 16 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 this day in history birth of arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter  

Famous Deaths In February - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

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

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

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