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