1485 On December - 16 birth of catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII
1584 On this day in history birth of john Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654)
1614 Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674) was born on this day in history.
1622 On December - 16 birth of kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder
1652 On this day in history birth of giovanni Maria Casini, composer
1714 On December - 16 birth of george Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770)
1716 Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798) was born on this day in history.
1717 Elizabeth Carter, English writer (d. 1806) was born on this day in history.
0705 On December - 16 death of empress Wu of Zhou (b. 625)
0714 On this day in history pippin II, of Héristal, Duke/prince of France, dies
0867 Death of Eberhard of Friuli on December - 16.
0875 On December - 16 ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75
0882 On December - 16 john VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies
0999 Adelheid the Saint, German empress of Otto I/saint, dies at about 68 on this day in history.
1325 Death of Charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270) on December - 16.
1378 Death of Otto III of Montferrat on this day in history.