Historical Events In April - 16
Wednesday, 08 July 2020
0073 Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt on April - 16.
0556 On this day in history pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0744 al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph on April - 16.
0924 On this day in history berengar of Friuli, King of Italy
1071 On this day in history five centuries of Byzantine rule in Italy end April 16 as Bari falls to Robert Guiscard after a 3-year Norman siege
1071 On April - 16 bari falls to Robert Guiscard, ending Byzantine rule in Italy.
1115 Svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113] on April - 16.
1118 On April - 16 adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily
1198 Duke Frederick I of Austria on April - 16.
1346 King Stefanus IX of Serbia proclaims himself czar of Greece on this day in history.
1395 Azzo X d'Este is defeated at the Battle of Portomaggiore by Venetian-Ferrarese troops on April - 16.
1446 Filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies on this day in history.
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 Louis de Berquin, French humanist/reformer/heretic, burned at stake on this day in history.
1582 Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina on April - 16.
1619 Denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies on April - 16.
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 Frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter on April - 16.
1645 On this day in history tobias Hume, English composer
1648 John Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre) on April - 16.
1652 On this day in history clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40)
1660 Hans Sloane, England, physician/naturalist/founder (British Museum) on this day in history.
1673 On this day in history francesco Feroci, composer
1682 On April - 16 john Hadley, mathematician/inventor (1st reflecting telescope)
1687 George Villiers 2nd duke of Buckingham, dies at 59 on this day in history.
1697 On April - 16 johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer
1703 Caffarelli, [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castra singer/duke on April - 16.
1705 On April - 16 isaac Newton is knighted. From then on, just call him Sir
1705 Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College on this day in history.
1724 On April - 16 1st Easter observed (OS=Apr 9)
1728 On this day in history joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist