Historical Events In April - 16
Thursday, 22 April 2021
0073 On April - 16 masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt.
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 this day in history.
1071 Five centuries of Byzantine rule in Italy end April 16 as Bari falls to Robert Guiscard after a 3-year Norman siege on April - 16.
1071 On this day in history bari falls to Robert Guiscard, ending Byzantine rule in Italy.
1115 On April - 16 svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113]
1118 On this day in history adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily
1198 Duke Frederick I of Austria on this day in history.
1346 On this day in history 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 April - 16.
1496 David van Bourgondie, Bishop of Utrecht (1456-96), dies at about 69 on April - 16.
1509 French army under Louis XII enters Alps on April - 16.
1521 On this day in history martin Luther arrives at Diet of Worms
1529 On this day in history louis de Berquin, French humanist/reformer/heretic, burned at stake
1582 Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina on April - 16.
1619 On this day in history denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies
1628 Cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand on this day in history.
1632 Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme commander on April - 16.
1635 On this day in history frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter
1645 Tobias Hume, English composer on this day in history.
1648 On April - 16 john Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre)
1652 On April - 16 clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40)
1660 On April - 16 hans Sloane, England, physician/naturalist/founder (British Museum)
1673 Francesco Feroci, composer on this day in history.
1682 On April - 16 john Hadley, mathematician/inventor (1st reflecting telescope)
1687 George Villiers 2nd duke of Buckingham, dies at 59 on April - 16.
1697 Johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer on April - 16.
1703 On this day in history caffarelli, [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castra singer/duke
1705 Isaac Newton is knighted. From then on, just call him Sir on this day in history.
1705 On this day in history queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College
1724 On April - 16 1st Easter observed (OS=Apr 9)
1728 On this day in history joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist