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Historical Events In April - 16

Thursday, 26 May 2022

0073  Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt on April - 16.  

0556  On April - 16 pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope  

0744  al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph on this day in history.  

0924  On April - 16 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 April - 16.  

1071  Bari falls to Robert Guiscard, ending Byzantine rule in Italy on April - 16.  

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  Duke Frederick I of Austria on this day in history.  

1346  King Stefanus IX of Serbia proclaims himself czar of Greece on this day in history.  

1395  On April - 16 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 April - 16.  

1521  On April - 16 martin Luther arrives at Diet of Worms  

1529  On this day in history louis de Berquin, French humanist/reformer/heretic, burned at stake  

1582  On this day in history spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina.  

1619  Denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies on this day in history.  

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

1632  Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme commander on this day in history.  

1635  On April - 16 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  Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40) on this day in history.  

1660  On this day in history hans Sloane, England, physician/naturalist/founder (British Museum)  

1673  On April - 16 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 April - 16.  

1697  Johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer on April - 16.  

1703  Caffarelli, [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castra singer/duke on April - 16.  

1705  Isaac Newton is knighted. From then on, just call him Sir on this day in history.  

1705  Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College on April - 16.  

1724  1st Easter observed (OS=Apr 9) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of king Louis the Pious (d. 840)  

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

1495  On April - 16 birth of petrus Apianus, German mathematician (d. 1557)  

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 this day in history.  

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  Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40) was born on April - 16.  

Famous Deaths In April - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  On April - 16 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  Svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113] on this day in history.  

1118  Death of Adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily on April - 16.  

1198  Death of Duke Frederick I of Austria on April - 16.  

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

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