Historical Events In April - 16
Monday, 21 October 2019
0073 Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt on April - 16.
0556 Pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope on April - 16.
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 On April - 16 bari falls to Robert Guiscard, ending Byzantine rule in Italy.
1115 On April - 16 svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113]
1118 Adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily on April - 16.
1198 Duke Frederick I of Austria on April - 16.
1346 King Stefanus IX of Serbia proclaims himself czar of Greece on April - 16.
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 this day in history.
1496 David van Bourgondie, Bishop of Utrecht (1456-96), dies at about 69 on this day in history.
1509 On April - 16 french army under Louis XII enters Alps
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 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 this day in history cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand
1632 On this day in history albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme commander
1635 On this day in history frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter
1645 On April - 16 tobias Hume, English composer
1648 On this day in history john Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre)
1652 Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40) on April - 16.
1660 On this day in history hans Sloane, England, physician/naturalist/founder (British Museum)
1673 On this day in history francesco Feroci, composer
1682 John Hadley, mathematician/inventor (1st reflecting telescope) on April - 16.
1687 George Villiers 2nd duke of Buckingham, dies at 59 on this day in history.
1697 Johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer on this day in history.
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 Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College on April - 16.
1724 On April - 16 1st Easter observed (OS=Apr 9)
1728 On April - 16 joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist