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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  

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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 this day in history.  

1319  On April - 16 birth of king John II of France (d. 1364)  

1495  Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (d. 1557) was born on April - 16.  

1628  On April - 16 birth of cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand  

1635  Frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter was born on April - 16.  

1646  On April - 16 birth of jules Hardouin Mansart, French architect (d. 1708)  

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

1652  Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  On this day in history death of otho, Roman Emperor (b. 32)  

0744  On April - 16 death of al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph  

0924  On this day in history death of berengar of Friuli, King of Italy  

1113  Death of Sviatopolk II of Kiev, Russian prince (b. 1050) on April - 16.  

1115  On this day in history svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113]  

1118  On April - 16 death of adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily  

1198  Death of Duke Frederick I of Austria on this day in history.  

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

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