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Historical Events For January - 16

Thursday, 17 August 2017

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

0429  On this day in history 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  On January - 16 polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople  

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 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 this day in history the Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.  

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

1493  On January - 16 columbus returns to Spain on his first trip  

1493  On this day in history columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip  

1531  English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting on this day in history.  

1547  On January - 16 ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Russia  

1547  Ivan the Terrible crowns himselfst tsar of Russia on January - 16.  

1547  On January - 16 ivan the Terrible is crowned Czar of Russia.  

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

1556  On this day in history emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain  

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 this day in history.  

1604  On January - 16 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  

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 this day in history.  

1672  Francesco Mancini, composer on January - 16.  

1697  Richard Savage, English poet on January - 16.  

1703  On this day in history matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64  

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

1757  On this day in history samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)  

1759  On this day in history british Museum opens in London  

1761  On January - 16 british took Pondicherry after siege, marking end of French dominion in India.  

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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 January - 16.  

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

1477  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history.  

1626  Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699) was born on January - 16.  

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

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Famous Deaths In January - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

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

0960  Death of Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople on January - 16.  

1343  On January - 16 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  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  Death of Christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480) on this day in history.  

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