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Historical Events In August - 16

Thursday, 13 May 2021

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

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  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 this day in history.  

1518  On this day in history 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  On this day in history silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62  

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

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

1661  On August - 16 thomas Fuller, English prime minister, dies at 53  

1665  On this day in history the arrival of 12 mares and 2 stallions; gift of Louis XlV to start a new breed of Canadian horse.  

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

1675  On this day in history bogdan Chmilnicki, cosack leader/murderer of 300,000 Jews, dies  

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

1691  Yorktown Va founded on August - 16.  

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

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

1738  Joe Miller, English comic, dies on August - 16.  

1743  Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton) on this day in history.  

1745  Skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots on August - 16.  

1748  On August - 16 "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  On this day in history philipp Jakob Riotte, composer  

1777  Americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt on this day in history.  

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

1786  Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80 on August - 16.  

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

1795  On this day in history heinrich August Marschner, composer  

1797  On August - 16 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 this day in history.  

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

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

1401  On August - 16 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 this day in history.  

1573  On August - 16 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  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 August - 16.  

1443  On August - 16 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  Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

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