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Historical Events Happened In October - 16

Friday, 29 August 2014

0456  On this day in history 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  Council of Vienne opens on this day in history.  

1311  Council of Vienne (15th ecumenical council) opens on this day in history.  

1323  On this day in history amadeus V the Great, count of Flanders/Savoy, dies at 74  

1333  On this day in history nicolaas V, [Pietro Rainalducci], Italian anti-Pope (1328-30), dies  

1355  Louis, King of Sicily, felled by the Black Death on this day in history.  

1473  Reinoud II van Brederode, viscount of Utrecht, dies on this day in history.  

1492  Columbus' fleet anchors at "Fernandina" (Long Island, Bahamas) on this day in history.  

1502  Storm ravages Friese coast on this day in history.  

1551  English Edward Seymour duke of Somerset re-arrested on this day in history.  

1553  Lucas Cranach Sr, German painter, dies at 81 on this day in history.  

1555  On this day in history an English protestant, Nicholas Ridley, is burned at the stake for heresy  

1555  On this day in history hugh Latimer, royal chaplain of Anna Boley, burned at stake at 80  

1570  Baron van Montigny, Dutch earl of Horne, murdered on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1600  Olivier van Noorts ships reach Philippines on this day in history.  

1605  Charles C Dassoucy, French writer/singer on this day in history.  

1621  On this day in history jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, organist/composer, dies at about 59  

1649  Isaac van Ostade, painter, buried on this day in history.  

1674  On this day in history emperor Leopold I fires chancellor Furst Wenzel Lobkowitz  

1679  On this day in history jan Dismas Zelenka, composer  

1688  On this day in history philips Koninck, painter/etcher, buried at 68  

1690  On this day in history margaretha M Alacoque, French mystic/saint, dies at 43  

1694  Samuel Freiherr von Pufendorf, German lawyer, dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1708  Albrecht von Haller, Switz, experimental physiology (Acad of Science) on this day in history.  

1710  British troops occupies Port Royal, Nova Scotia on this day in history.  

1723  Johann Andreas Joseph Giulini, composer on this day in history.  

1726  Giovanni Maria Capelli, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1729  Pierre van Maldere, composer on this day in history.  

1750  Silvius Leopold Weiss, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1757  Austrian troops occupy Berlin on this day in history.  

1758  Noah Webster, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In October - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1396  On this day in history birth of william de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English soldier (d. 1450)  

1430  King James II of Scotland (d. 1460) was born on this day in history.  

1483  Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (d. 1542) was born on this day in history.  

1535  On this day in history birth of niwa Nagahide, Japanese warlord (d. 1585)  

1605  Charles C Dassoucy, French writer/singer was born on this day in history.  

1663  On this day in history birth of prince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian general (d. 1736)  

1679  On this day in history birth of jan Dismas Zelenka, composer  

1708  On this day in history birth of albrecht von Haller, Switz, experimental physiology (Acad of Science)  

Famous Deaths In October - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0775  Mansur, kalief of Abbasiden, dies on this day in history.  

1323  On this day in history amadeus V the Great, count of Flanders/Savoy, dies at 74  

1333  On this day in history nicolaas V, [Pietro Rainalducci], Italian anti-Pope (1328-30), dies  

1355  On this day in history death of louis, King of Sicily, felled by the Black Death  

1473  Reinoud II van Brederode, viscount of Utrecht, dies on this day in history.  

1553  On this day in history lucas Cranach Sr, German painter, dies at 81  

1555  Death of Hugh Latimer, royal chaplain of Anna Boley, burned at stake at 80 on this day in history.  

1570  On this day in history death of baron van Montigny, Dutch earl of Horne, murdered