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Historical Events For January - 16

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

0960  On this day in history polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople  

1120  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1343  On this day in history 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 January - 16.  

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


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

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

1493  On January - 16 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  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 this day in history ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow  

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

1572  On January - 16 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 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 this day in history.  

1672  Francesco Mancini, composer on January - 16.  

1697  On January - 16 richard Savage, English poet  

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

1728  Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola) on January - 16.  

1749  On this day in history vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)  

1756  On January - 16 england & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster  

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

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

1761  On this day in history 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 January - 16 birth of edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)  

1409  On this day in history birth of rené I of Naples (d. 1480)  

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

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

1587  On January - 16 birth of alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter  

1616  On this day in history birth of françois de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)  

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

1634  On this day in history 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  Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies on January - 16.  

1400  Death of John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352) on this day in history.  

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


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