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Historical Events Happened In January - 16

Sunday, 23 November 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  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  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  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  On January - 16 a great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of Rungholt.  

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

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 January - 16.  

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

1531  English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting on January - 16.  

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 this day in history.  

1547  Ivan the Terrible is crowned Czar of Russia on January - 16.  

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  Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter on January - 16.  

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

1604  On this day in history 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  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  Francesco Mancini, composer on this day in history.  

1697  On this day in history richard Savage, English poet  

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

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 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 January - 16.  

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

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

1477  Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547) was born on this day in history.  

1501  Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559) was born on January - 16.  

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  Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699) was born on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.