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Historical Events In August - 16

Sunday, 16 January 2022

1290  Charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou on this day in history.  

1355  On August - 16 philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster  

1384  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 on August - 16.  

1397  Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany on August - 16.  

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

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

1518  On this day in history loyset Compère, French composer  

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

1570  On August - 16 king Janos Sigismund Zapolyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II  

1603  On August - 16 silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62  

1622  On this day in history tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian  

1625  Earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe on August - 16.  

1661  On August - 16 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 this day in history.  

1666  Henriette Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1717  On August - 16 prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade  

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

1743  On this day in history earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)  

1745  On August - 16 skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots  

1748  On August - 16 "Geldermalsen" sails to East-Indies  

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

1769  Jean Aime Vernier, composer on this day in history.  

1776  Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer on this day in history.  

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 this day in history heinrich August Marschner, composer  

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

1799  On August - 16 vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1355  Philippa Plantagenet, Countess of Ulster was born on August - 16.  

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 this day in history.  

1550  Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar was born on this day in history.  

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

1573  Anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598) was born on this day in history.  

1596  On August - 16 birth of frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632)  

Famous Deaths In August - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1027  On this day in history death of giorgi I, King of Georgia (b. 998)  

1297  Death of John II of Trebizond (b. 1262) on August - 16.  

1327  On August - 16 death of roch, French saint (b. 1295)  

1358  On this day in history death of duke Albert II of Austria (b. 1298)  

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

1443  Death of Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434) on this day in history.  

1445  On this day in history death of margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424)  

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

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