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 This day in History - December 16
356 Historic Events for December 16
714

Pippin II, of H‚ristal, Duke/prince of France, dies

Death
875

Ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75

Death
882

Marinus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding John VIII

Event
882

John VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies

Death
999

Adelheid the Saint, German empress of Otto I/saint, dies at about 68

Death
1404

Albrecht of Bavaria, duke of Bavaria, dies at about 74

Death
1431

King Henry VI of England crowned king of France

Event
1485

Catherine of Aragon, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII

Birth
1538

King Fran‡ois I orders renewed pursuit of Protestants

Event
1577

Danzig surrenders to troops of Polish king Istv n B thory

Event
1617

Spanish viceroy Hernando Arias de Saavedra founds provinces R¡o de la Plata (Argentina)/Guaira (Paraguay)

Event
1622

Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder

Birth
1631

Mount Vesuvious, Italy erupts, destroys 6 villages and kills 4,000

Event
1652

Giovanni Maria Casini, composer

Birth
1653

Oliver Cromwell sworn in as English Lord Protector

Event
1659

General Monck demands free parliamentary election in Scotland

Event
1670

Dorothy, 1st English marquis of Halifax, dies

Death
1672

John II Casimir Vasa, cardinal/king of Poland (1648-68), dies at 63

Death
1673

Juan de Padilla, composer, dies at 68

Death
1685

Charles Cressent, France, cabinetmaker (R‚gence)

Birth
1689

English Parliament adopts Bill of Rights after Glorious Revolution

Event
1719

Adrian "Aart" van Wijck, Dutch theologist (anti-jansenism), dies at 78

Death
1734

Georg Peter Weimar, composer

Birth
1740

Prussian Libya falls to Silezie

Event
1742

Gebhard Leberecht Frst Blcher von Wahlstatt, German fieldmarshal

Birth