Historical Events In April - 16
Tuesday, 19 January 2021
0073 On this day in history masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt.
0556 Pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0744 al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph on this day in history.
0924 On this day in history berengar of Friuli, King of Italy
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 On this day in history 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 On April - 16 king Stefanus IX of Serbia proclaims himself czar of Greece
1395 On this day in history azzo X d'Este is defeated at the Battle of Portomaggiore by Venetian-Ferrarese troops.
1446 Filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies on April - 16.
1496 On April - 16 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 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 Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina on this day in history.
1619 Denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies on this day in history.
1628 Cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand on April - 16.
1632 Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme commander on this day in history.
1635 On April - 16 frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter
1645 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1660 Hans Sloane, England, physician/naturalist/founder (British Museum) on April - 16.
1673 Francesco Feroci, composer on this day in history.
1682 John Hadley, mathematician/inventor (1st reflecting telescope) on this day in history.
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 Caffarelli, [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castra singer/duke on this day in history.
1705 On April - 16 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 On this day in history 1st Easter observed (OS=Apr 9)
1728 On April - 16 joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist