[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History Feb. 16

Sat Feb 16 09:01:46 PST 2002

1075 Ordericus Vitalis French monk/historian/poet
1497 Philipp Melanchthon Germany, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie)
1514 Rhäticus [Rheticus] Austrian astronomer/mathematician
1519 Gaspard de Coligny Huguenot leader/French Admiral

0309 Pamphilus van Caesarea Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded
0923 Abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari Islamic historian, dies at 83
1247 Hendrik Raspe [Papenking], count of Thüringen, dies
1279 Afonso III King of Portugal (1248-79), dies
1391 Johannes V Palaeologus Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies
1538 Everhard/Erardus van de Mark prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65
1600 Giordano Bruno burned at stake

Other events
0374 9th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
0600 Pope Gregory the Great decrees saying "God bless You" is the correct
response to a sneeze
1349 Jews are expelled from Burgsdorf Switzerland
1486 Diet of Frankfort
1512 Battle at Valeggio French troops beat Venetianen
1559 Pope Paul IV calls for deposition of sovereigns supporting heresy

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