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