1480 On April - 18 birth of lucretia Borgia, murderess (poison)/daughter (Pope Alexander VI)
1521 On this day in history birth of francois de Coligny, ruler of van Andelot, French general (Jarnac)
1580 Thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess) was born on April - 18.
1590 Ahmed I, 14th sultan of Turkey (1603-17) was born on this day in history.
1590 On April - 18 birth of ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor (d. 1617)
1605 Giacomo Carissimi, composer was born on April - 18.
1729 On April - 18 birth of gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer
1732 On this day in history birth of george Colman, "the Elder
0680 On this day in history mu'awijja, kalief of Al-Schaam, dies
1161 Death of Theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.
1504 On April - 18 filippino Lippi, painter, dies at about 52
1530 On April - 18 francois Lambert d'avignon, French church reformer, dies at about 43
1552 John Leland, antiquary, dies on April - 18.
1556 On April - 18 luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61
1558 On this day in history death of roxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent
1567 Wilhelm von Grumbach, German military man, dies at 63 on April - 18.