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Historical Events Happened In January - 16

Saturday, 28 March 2015

0308  On January - 16 marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies  

0429  On January - 16 honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430]  

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  Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople on January - 16.  

1120  The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem on January - 16.  

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 January - 16.  

1343  Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies on January - 16.  

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  Columbus returns to Spain on his first trip on this day in history.  

1493  Columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip on this day in history.  

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

1547  Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Russia on this day in history.  

1547  On this day in history ivan the Terrible crowns himselfst tsar of Russia  

1547  On this day in history ivan the Terrible is crowned Czar of Russia.  

1547  Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow on this day in history.  

1556  Emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain on January - 16.  

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  On January - 16 english parliament passes laws against Catholicism  

1587  On this day in history alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter  

1595  On this day in history murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies  

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 this day in history.  

1605  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 on January - 16.  

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 this day in history.  

1728  On this day in history niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)  

1749  Vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda) on January - 16.  

1756  On this day in history england & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster  

1757  On January - 16 samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)  

1759  On January - 16 british Museum opens in London  

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  Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296) was born on this day in history.  

1409  René I of Naples (d. 1480) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1626  On January - 16 birth of lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699)  

1634  Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In January - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0308  On this day in history marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies  

0429  Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430] on January - 16.  

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

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

1400  Death of John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352) on January - 16.  

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

1547  On this day in history death of johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477)  

1554  Death of Christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480) on January - 16.