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Historical Events For February - 16

Saturday, 29 April 2017

0309  On February - 16 pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded  

0374  9th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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1486  Diet of Frankfort on February - 16.  

1497  Philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie) on February - 16.  

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

1512  On this day in history battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen  

1519  On February - 16 gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral  

1538  On February - 16 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  On February - 16 frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia  

1641  English king Charles I accept Triennial Act on February - 16.  

1646  On this day in history battle of Great Torrington, Devon  

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

1655  Dutch Grand Pensionary advisor Johan de Witt marries Wendela Bicker on February - 16.  

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  Arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter on February - 16.  

1677  On this day in history earl of Shaftesbury arrested/confined in London Tower  

1684  On this day in history bohuslav M Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer  

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

1709  Charles Avison, composer on February - 16.  

1740  Giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni) on February - 16.  

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

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

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

1497  Philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie) was born on February - 16.  

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

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  On this day in history birth of john Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714)  

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

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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  On February - 16 abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83  

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

1538  On February - 16 everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65  

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

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