Historical Events For October - 16
Thursday, 19 January 2017
0456 On October - 16 magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Roman Empire.
0775 On this day in history mansur, kalief of Abbasiden, dies
1311 On this day in history council of Vienne opens
1311 Council of Vienne (15th ecumenical council) opens on this day in history.
1323 Amadeus V the Great, count of Flanders/Savoy, dies at 74 on October - 16.
1333 Nicolaas V, [Pietro Rainalducci], Italian anti-Pope (1328-30), dies on October - 16.
1355 Louis, King of Sicily, felled by the Black Death on October - 16.
1473 On this day in history reinoud II van Brederode, viscount of Utrecht, dies
1492 On October - 16 columbus' fleet anchors at "Fernandina" (Long Island, Bahamas)
1502 Storm ravages Friese coast on October - 16.
1551 On this day in history english Edward Seymour duke of Somerset re-arrested
1553 On October - 16 lucas Cranach Sr, German painter, dies at 81
1555 An English protestant, Nicholas Ridley, is burned at the stake for heresy on this day in history.
1555 On this day in history hugh Latimer, royal chaplain of Anna Boley, burned at stake at 80
1570 On October - 16 baron van Montigny, Dutch earl of Horne, murdered
1591 On this day in history gregory XIV, [Niccolo Sfondrati], Italian Pope, dies at 56
1594 William Allen, English cardinal/founder seminary of Douai, dies at 62 on October - 16.
1600 Olivier van Noorts ships reach Philippines on this day in history.
1605 On October - 16 charles C Dassoucy, French writer/singer
1621 Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, organist/composer, dies at about 59 on October - 16.
1649 Isaac van Ostade, painter, buried on this day in history.
1674 On October - 16 emperor Leopold I fires chancellor Furst Wenzel Lobkowitz
1679 Jan Dismas Zelenka, composer on this day in history.
1688 On October - 16 philips Koninck, painter/etcher, buried at 68
1690 Margaretha M Alacoque, French mystic/saint, dies at 43 on this day in history.
1694 On this day in history samuel Freiherr von Pufendorf, German lawyer, dies at 62
1708 On this day in history albrecht von Haller, Switz, experimental physiology (Acad of Science)
1710 On this day in history british troops occupies Port Royal, Nova Scotia
1723 Johann Andreas Joseph Giulini, composer on October - 16.
1726 Giovanni Maria Capelli, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.
1729 On October - 16 pierre van Maldere, composer
1750 On October - 16 silvius Leopold Weiss, composer, dies at 64
1757 On this day in history austrian troops occupy Berlin
1758 On October - 16 noah Webster, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary)