Historical Events In April - 16
Monday, 18 January 2021
0073 On April - 16 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 al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph on this day in history.
0924 Berengar of Friuli, King of Italy on this day in history.
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 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 Adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily on April - 16.
1198 On April - 16 duke Frederick I of Austria
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 April - 16.
1446 Filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies on April - 16.
1496 On this day in history david van Bourgondie, Bishop of Utrecht (1456-96), dies at about 69
1509 On this day in history french army under Louis XII enters Alps
1521 Martin Luther arrives at Diet of Worms on this day in history.
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 Denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies on April - 16.
1628 On this day in history cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand
1632 Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme commander on April - 16.
1635 Frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter on this day in history.
1645 Tobias Hume, English composer on April - 16.
1648 On this day in history john Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre)
1652 Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40) on this day in history.
1660 Hans Sloane, England, physician/naturalist/founder (British Museum) on April - 16.
1673 On this day in history francesco Feroci, composer
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 On April - 16 johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer
1703 Caffarelli, [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castra singer/duke on April - 16.
1705 On this day in history 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 1st Easter observed (OS=Apr 9) on this day in history.
1728 On April - 16 joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist