World Of Quotes

Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs
 This day in History - May 16
458 Historic Events for May 16
942

Saadiah Gaon, head of Talmudic Academy of Sura, dies

Death
955

Alberich II, (bastard?) son of Octavianus elected pope

Event
1165

Ramjbam and his family reach Acre Palestine

Event
1434

Pieter Appelmans, Flemish architect/master builder, dies at about 60

Death
1527

Florence becomes a republic

Event
1532

Sir Thomas More resigns as English Lord Chancellor

Event
1547

Protestant German monarch surrenders to Karel in Wittenberg

Event
1558

Andreas of Austria, Bohemia cardinal/gov of Netherlands (1598-1600)

Birth
1568

Mary Queen of Scotland flees to England

Event
1571

Johannes Kepler, by his own calculations, is conceived at 4:37 AM

Event
1584

7 Westfriese towns divide monasteries of Egmond/Blokker/St-Pietersdal

Event
1605

Camillo Borghese elected to succeed Pope Leo XI becomes Paul V

Event
1606

2,000 foreigners murdered in Russia

Event
1609

Ferdinand, Austria, cardinal of Spain/governor of Netherlands

Birth
1641

Dudley North, financier/economist

Birth
1648

Battle at Z¢lty Wody: Bohdan Chmielricki's cosacks beat John Casimir

Event
1659

Campegius Vitringa, Dutch theologist

Birth
1669

Pietro da Cortona, [Berrettini], painter/architect, dies

Death
1669

Reyer Anslo, writer/poet, dies at about 42

Death
1691

Jacob Leisler, becomes 1st American colonist hanged for treason

Death
1703

Charles Perrault, author/fairy tale writer, dies

Death
1718

Maria G Agnesi, Italy mathematician curves= xýy=aý(a-y)

Birth
1747

Prince Willem V sworn in as admiral-general of Neth

Event
1748

Antonius van Alphen, apostolic vicar of De Bosch

Birth
1754

Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari, composer, dies at 76

Death