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Historical Events In August - 16

Monday, 03 October 2022

1290  Charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou on August - 16.  

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

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

1508  On this day in history 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 August - 16 loyset Compère, French composer  

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

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

1603  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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

1625  On this day in history earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe  

1661  Thomas Fuller, English prime minister, dies at 53 on August - 16.  

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  On this day in history henriette Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz  

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

1678  On this day in history andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57  

1691  On August - 16 yorktown Va founded  

1705  On this day in history jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50  

1717  Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade on this day in history.  

1738  On August - 16 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 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  On August - 16 philipp Jakob Riotte, composer  

1777  On this day in history americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt  

1780  British decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC on August - 16.  

1786  Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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

1795  Heinrich August Marschner, composer on August - 16.  

1797  On this day in history comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth  

1799  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436)  

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

1557  Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602) was born on August - 16.  

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

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

Famous Deaths In August - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1027  Death of Giorgi I, King of Georgia (b. 998) on this day in history.  

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

1327  Death of Roch, French saint (b. 1295) on August - 16.  

1358  Death of Duke Albert II of Austria (b. 1298) on August - 16.  

1419  On August - 16 death of wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361)  

1443  Death of Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shogun (b. 1434) on August - 16.  

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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