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Historical Events In August - 16

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1290  On August - 16 charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou  

1355  Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster on this day in history.  

1384  On this day in history the Hongwu Emperor of Ming China, Emperor Dong, hears a case of a couple who tore paper money bills while fighting over them—a case considered equal to the act of destroying stamped government documents, which by law necessitated one hundred floggings by a bamboo rod. However, the Hongwu Emperor decided to pardon them, seeing as how their intention was not to tear up the money.  

1397  On August - 16 albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany  

1508  Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

1513  Battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France on August - 16.  

1518  Loyset Compère, French composer on August - 16.  

1550  On this day in history carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar  

1570  King Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II on August - 16.  

1603  On this day in history silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62  

1622  Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian on August - 16.  

1625  On August - 16 earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe  

1661  On this day in history thomas Fuller, English prime minister, dies at 53  

1665  The arrival of 12 mares and 2 stallions; gift of Louis XlV to start a new breed of Canadian horse on August - 16.  

1666  Henriette Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz on August - 16.  

1675  Bogdan Chmilnicki, cosack leader/murderer of 300,000 Jews, dies on August - 16.  

1678  On August - 16 andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57  

1691  On August - 16 yorktown Va founded  

1705  Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50 on August - 16.  

1717  On August - 16 prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade  

1738  On this day in history joe Miller, English comic, dies  

1743  On August - 16 earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)  

1745  Skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots on this day in history.  

1748  On this day in history "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies  

1748  Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63 on August - 16.  

1769  On this day in history jean Aime Vernier, composer  

1776  Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer on August - 16.  

1777  On August - 16 americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt  

1780  British decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC on this day in history.  

1786  On August - 16 henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80  

1794  On this day in history hungarian revolutionary Ignác Martinovics arrested in Vienna  

1795  On August - 16 heinrich August Marschner, composer  

1797  Comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth on August - 16.  

1799  Vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61 on August - 16.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1355  On this day in history birth of philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster  

1378  Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425) was born on August - 16.  

1397  Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany was born on this day in history.  

1401  Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436) was born on August - 16.  

1550  On August - 16 birth of carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar  

1557  On August - 16 birth of agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602)  

1573  On this day in history birth of anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598)  

1596  Frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632) was born on August - 16.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1027  Death of Giorgi I, King of Georgia (b. 998) on August - 16.  

1297  On August - 16 death of john II of Trebizond (b. 1262)  

1327  Death of Roch, French saint (b. 1295) on this day in history.  

1358  Death of Duke Albert II of Austria (b. 1298) on this day in history.  

1419  Death of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361) on this day in history.  

1443  On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434)  

1445  Death of Margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424) on this day in history.  

1508  On August - 16 henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41  

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