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Historical Events Happened In January - 16

Saturday, 25 October 2014

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

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 this day in history.  

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  On January - 16 floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed  

1325  Laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade on January - 16.  

1343  On this day in history robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies  

1362  On January - 16 a great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of Rungholt.  

1412  On this day in history 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  On this day in history columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip  

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 January - 16.  

1547  Ivan the Terrible is crowned Czar of Russia on this day in history.  

1547  Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow on January - 16.  

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

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

1581  On this day in history english parliament passes laws against Catholicism  

1587  On this day in history alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter  

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 this day in history 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  Francesco Mancini, composer on January - 16.  

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

1757  Samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem) on January - 16.  

1759  British Museum opens in London on this day in history.  

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 January - 16.  

1477  Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547) was born on January - 16.  

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 January - 16.  

1616  François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669) was born on this day in history.  

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

1634  On January - 16 birth of dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)  

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 January - 16.  

0960  On January - 16 death of polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople  

1343  On this day in history robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies  

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

1545  On January - 16 death of george Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484)  

1547  Death of Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477) on January - 16.  

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