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Historical Events For October - 16

Thursday, 08 December 2016

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 October - 16 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  On this day in history louis, King of Sicily, felled by the Black Death  

1473  On October - 16 reinoud II van Brederode, viscount of Utrecht, dies  

1492  Columbus' fleet anchors at "Fernandina" (Long Island, Bahamas) on October - 16.  

1502  Storm ravages Friese coast on this day in history.  

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1551  On October - 16 english Edward Seymour duke of Somerset re-arrested  

1553  On this day in history 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 October - 16 hugh Latimer, royal chaplain of Anna Boley, burned at stake at 80  

1570  Baron van Montigny, Dutch earl of Horne, murdered on October - 16.  

1591  On this day in history gregory XIV, [Niccolo Sfondrati], Italian Pope, dies at 56  

1594  On October - 16 william Allen, English cardinal/founder seminary of Douai, dies at 62  

1600  On this day in history olivier van Noorts ships reach Philippines  

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

1621  Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, organist/composer, dies at about 59 on this day in history.  

1649  On this day in history isaac van Ostade, painter, buried  

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 October - 16 philips Koninck, painter/etcher, buried at 68  

1690  On October - 16 margaretha M Alacoque, French mystic/saint, dies at 43  

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

1723  On this day in history johann Andreas Joseph Giulini, composer  

1726  On this day in history giovanni Maria Capelli, composer, dies at 77  

1729  On this day in history pierre van Maldere, composer  

1750  On this day in history silvius Leopold Weiss, composer, dies at 64  

1757  Austrian troops occupy Berlin on October - 16.  

1758  On this day in history noah Webster, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary)  

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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 October - 16.  

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

1605  Charles C Dassoucy, French writer/singer was born on October - 16.  

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)  

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Famous Deaths In October - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0775  On this day in history mansur, kalief of Abbasiden, dies  

1323  Amadeus V the Great, count of Flanders/Savoy, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1333  Nicolaas V, [Pietro Rainalducci], Italian anti-Pope (1328-30), dies on October - 16.  

1355  Death of 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  

1553  Lucas Cranach Sr, German painter, dies at 81 on October - 16.  

1555  On October - 16 death of hugh Latimer, royal chaplain of Anna Boley, burned at stake at 80  

1570  On October - 16 death of baron van Montigny, Dutch earl of Horne, murdered  

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