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Historical Events In August - 16

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

1355  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1508  Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41 on August - 16.  

1513  On August - 16 battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France  

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

1603  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62 on August - 16.  

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

1625  Earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe on this day in history.  

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

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

1691  On August - 16 yorktown Va founded  

1705  On August - 16 jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50  

1717  On August - 16 prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade  

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

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  On this day in history pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63  

1769  Jean Aime Vernier, composer on August - 16.  

1776  On this day in history philipp Jakob Riotte, composer  

1777  Americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt on August - 16.  

1780  On August - 16 british decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC  

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

1794  On August - 16 hungarian revolutionary Ignác Martinovics arrested in Vienna  

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

1797  Comet C/1797 P1 (Bouvard-Herschel) approaches 0.0879 AUs of Earth on this day in history.  

1799  Vincenzo Manfredini, composer, dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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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  On August - 16 birth of hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425)  

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

1401  Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, dauphine of France (d. 1436) was born on this day in history.  

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

1557  On this day in history birth of agostino Carracci, Italian artist (d. 1602)  

1573  Anna of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1598) was born on August - 16.  

1596  On this day in history birth of frederick V, Elector Palatine (d. 1632)  

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

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

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

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

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