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Historical Events Happened In January - 16

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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  On January - 16 gothic War (535-552): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.  

0960  Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople on January - 16.  

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

1219  Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed on January - 16.  

1325  On this day in history laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade  

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

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

1412  On this day in history the Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.  

1492  The first grammar of a modern language, in the Spanish language, is presented to Queen Isabella on this day in history.  

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  Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Russia on January - 16.  

1547  On January - 16 ivan the Terrible crowns himselfst tsar of Russia  

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 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  English parliament passes laws against Catholicism on this day in history.  

1587  Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter on January - 16.  

1595  Murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies on this day in history.  

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  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  On January - 16 richard Savage, English poet  

1703  Matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1728  Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola) on this day in history.  

1749  On January - 16 vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)  

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

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

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

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

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

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

1501  On January - 16 birth of anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)  

1587  Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter was born on January - 16.  

1616  On January - 16 birth of françois de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)  

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

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

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

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

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

1400  On January - 16 death of john Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352)  

1545  On this day in history death of george Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484)  

1547  Death of Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477) on this day in history.  

1554  Death of Christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480) on this day in history.