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 This day in History - August 16
378 Historic Events for August 16
1290

Charles van Valois weds Margaretha van Anjou

Event
1397

Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany

Birth
1419

Wenzel/V clav IV, [Wenceslas], drunken RC German king, dies at 58

Death
1465

Battle at Montlh‚ry

Event
1508

Henry van Stolberg and Wernigerode, Ger viceroy of Friesland, dies at 41

Death
1513

Battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian and Henry III beat France

Event
1532

Johan de Standvastige, monarch of Saxon (Schmalkaldisch), dies

Death
1550

Carolus Gallus, [Karel de Haan], Dutch lawyer/pastor/vicar

Birth
1570

King J nos Sigismund Z polyai signs secret treaty with Maximilian II

Event
1603

Christianus Schotanus … Sterringa, Frisian theologist/historian

Birth
1603

Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri), dies at 62

Death
1622

Tsjerk H de Vries, fleet guardian

Birth
1625

Earnest Casimir of Nassau-Dietz appointed viceroy of Drenthe

Event
1645

Jean de La BruyŠre, French author

Birth
1661

Thomas Fuller, English prime minister, dies at 53

Death
1666

Henri‰tte Amalia, monarch of Nassau-Dietz

Birth
1675

Bogdan Chmilnicki, cosack leader/murderer of 300,000 Jews, dies

Death
1678

Andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57

Death
1691

Yorktown Va founded

Event
1705

Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician, dies at 50

Death
1717

Prince Eugenius of Savoye occupies Belgrade

Event
1738

Joe Miller, English comic, dies

Death
1743

Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)

Event
1745

Skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots

Event
1748

Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer, dies at 63

Death