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Historical Events Happened In January - 16

Thursday, 23 October 2014

0308  Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies on this day in history.  

0429  Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430] on this day in history.  

0550  Gothic War (535-552): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison on this day in history.  

0960  On this day in history polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople  

1120  The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem on this day in history.  

1219  Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed on this day in history.  

1325  Laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade on this day in history.  

1343  On January - 16 robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies  

1362  On this day in history a great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of Rungholt.  

1412  On January - 16 the Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.  

1492  On January - 16 the first grammar of a modern language, in the Spanish language, is presented to Queen Isabella.  

1493  On this day in history columbus returns to Spain on his first trip  

1493  Columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip on January - 16.  

1531  On January - 16 english Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting  

1547  On this day in history ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Russia  

1547  Ivan the Terrible crowns himselfst tsar of Russia on this day in history.  

1547  Ivan the Terrible is crowned Czar of Russia on January - 16.  

1547  On January - 16 ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow  

1556  On January - 16 emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain  

1572  On this day in history thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England.  

1581  English parliament passes laws against Catholicism on January - 16.  

1587  Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter on this day in history.  

1595  Murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies on January - 16.  

1604  At the Hampton Court Conference in England, John Rainolds presents to King James I the motion '...that there might bee a newe translation of the Bible.' Approved the next day, Rainolds' motion leads to the 1611 publication of the King James' Bible on January - 16.  

1605  On January - 16 the first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid.  

1672  On January - 16 francesco Mancini, composer  

1697  Richard Savage, English poet on this day in history.  

1703  Matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64 on January - 16.  

1728  On January - 16 niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)  

1749  Vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda) on this day in history.  

1756  England & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster on January - 16.  

1757  Samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem) on this day in history.  

1759  British Museum opens in London on January - 16.  

1761  British took Pondicherry after siege, marking end of French dominion in India on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1245  On this day in history birth of edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)  

1409  On January - 16 birth of rené I of Naples (d. 1480)  

1477  On January - 16 birth of johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)  

1501  Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559) was born on January - 16.  

1587  On this day in history birth of alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter  

1616  François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669) was born on January - 16.  

1626  On this day in history birth of lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699)  

1634  Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716) was born on January - 16.  

Famous Deaths In January - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0308  Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies on January - 16.  

0429  Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430] on this day in history.  

0960  Death of Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople on this day in history.  

1343  Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies on this day in history.  

1400  On this day in history death of john Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352)  

1545  Death of George Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484) on this day in history.  

1547  On January - 16 death of johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477)  

1554  On this day in history death of christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480)