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Historical Events Happened In January - 16

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

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 January - 16.  

0960  Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople on January - 16.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1492  On this day in history 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 January - 16 columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip  

1531  On this day in history english Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting  

1547  Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Russia on this day in history.  

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  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 January - 16.  

1581  English parliament passes laws against Catholicism on January - 16.  

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  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  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  On this day in history francesco Mancini, composer  

1697  On this day in history richard Savage, English poet  

1703  Matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64 on January - 16.  

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

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

1759  On January - 16 british Museum opens in London  

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

0960  On this day in history death of polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople  

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

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

1545  Death of George Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484) on January - 16.  

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 January - 16.