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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  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0778  King Louis the Pious (d. 840) was born on April - 16.  

1319  King John II of France (d. 1364) was born on April - 16.  

1495  Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (d. 1557) was born on this day in history.  

1628  Cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand was born on this day in history.  

1635  On April - 16 birth of frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter  

1646  On this day in history birth of jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708)  

1648  On this day in history birth of john Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre)  

1652  On April - 16 birth of clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  Death of Otho, Roman Emperor (b. 32) on April - 16.  

0744  Death of al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph on April - 16.  

0924  On April - 16 death of berengar of Friuli, King of Italy  

1113  On this day in history death of sviatopolk II of Kiev, Russian prince (b. 1050)  

1115  On April - 16 svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113]  

1118  Death of Adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily on this day in history.  

1198  On April - 16 death of duke Frederick I of Austria  

1446  Filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies on this day in history.  

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