Historical Events In April - 16
Saturday, 21 April 2018
0073 Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt on April - 16.
0556 Pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0744 al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph on this day in history.
0924 Berengar of Friuli, King of Italy on April - 16.
1071 Five centuries of Byzantine rule in Italy end April 16 as Bari falls to Robert Guiscard after a 3-year Norman siege on this day in history.
1071 Bari falls to Robert Guiscard, ending Byzantine rule in Italy on this day in history.
1115 On this day in history svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113]
1118 On April - 16 adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily
1198 Duke Frederick I of Austria on April - 16.
1346 On April - 16 king Stefanus IX of Serbia proclaims himself czar of Greece
1395 Azzo X d'Este is defeated at the Battle of Portomaggiore by Venetian-Ferrarese troops on this day in history.
1446 Filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies on this day in history.
1496 On April - 16 david van Bourgondie, Bishop of Utrecht (1456-96), dies at about 69
1509 On April - 16 french army under Louis XII enters Alps
1521 Martin Luther arrives at Diet of Worms on this day in history.
1529 On April - 16 louis de Berquin, French humanist/reformer/heretic, burned at stake
1582 Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina on this day in history.
1619 On April - 16 denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies
1628 On April - 16 cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand
1632 Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme commander on April - 16.
1635 On April - 16 frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter
1645 On this day in history tobias Hume, English composer
1648 John Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre) on this day in history.
1652 Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40) on this day in history.
1660 Hans Sloane, England, physician/naturalist/founder (British Museum) on this day in history.
1673 Francesco Feroci, composer on this day in history.
1682 On April - 16 john Hadley, mathematician/inventor (1st reflecting telescope)
1687 On April - 16 george Villiers 2nd duke of Buckingham, dies at 59
1697 Johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer on April - 16.
1703 Caffarelli, [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castra singer/duke on April - 16.
1705 Isaac Newton is knighted. From then on, just call him Sir on April - 16.
1705 Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College on April - 16.
1724 1st Easter observed (OS=Apr 9) on this day in history.
1728 On April - 16 joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist