Historical Events In April - 16
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
0073 On this day in history masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt.
0556 On this day in history pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0744 On April - 16 al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph
0924 On this day in history berengar of Friuli, King of Italy
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 Svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113] on April - 16.
1118 Adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily on this day in history.
1198 On April - 16 duke Frederick I of Austria
1346 On April - 16 king Stefanus IX of Serbia proclaims himself czar of Greece
1395 On this day in history azzo X d'Este is defeated at the Battle of Portomaggiore by Venetian-Ferrarese troops.
1446 On this day in history filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies
1496 David van Bourgondie, Bishop of Utrecht (1456-96), dies at about 69 on this day in history.
1509 French army under Louis XII enters Alps on this day in history.
1521 Martin Luther arrives at Diet of Worms on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1619 On this day in history denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies
1628 On this day in history cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand
1632 Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme commander on this day in history.
1635 Frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter on April - 16.
1645 On this day in history tobias Hume, English composer
1648 On this day in history john Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre)
1652 On this day in history clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40)
1660 On April - 16 hans Sloane, England, physician/naturalist/founder (British Museum)
1673 On April - 16 francesco Feroci, composer
1682 John Hadley, mathematician/inventor (1st reflecting telescope) on April - 16.
1687 On April - 16 george Villiers 2nd duke of Buckingham, dies at 59
1697 On April - 16 johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer
1703 On April - 16 caffarelli, [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castra singer/duke
1705 On April - 16 isaac Newton is knighted. From then on, just call him Sir
1705 On April - 16 queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College
1724 On this day in history 1st Easter observed (OS=Apr 9)
1728 Joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist on April - 16.