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Historical Events In August - 16

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

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

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  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 this day in history.  

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

1675  Bogdan Chmilnicki, cosack leader/murderer of 300,000 Jews, dies on this day in history.  

1678  On August - 16 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  On August - 16 prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade  

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

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

1745  On this day in history 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  On August - 16 jean Aime Vernier, composer  

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

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

1780  On this day in history british decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC  

1786  On this day in history henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80  

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

1795  Heinrich August Marschner, composer on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1401  On this day in history birth of jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436)  

1550  Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar was born on August - 16.  

1557  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

1297  Death of John II of Trebizond (b. 1262) on this day in history.  

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

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

1419  On this day in history death of wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361)  

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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