Historical Events In April - 16
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
0073 Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt on this day in history.
0556 Pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0744 On April - 16 al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph
0924 Berengar of Friuli, King of Italy on this day in history.
1071 On April - 16 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 Svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113] on April - 16.
1118 Adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily on April - 16.
1198 On this day in history duke Frederick I of Austria
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 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 French army under Louis XII enters Alps on April - 16.
1521 On April - 16 martin Luther arrives at Diet of Worms
1529 Louis de Berquin, French humanist/reformer/heretic, burned at stake on April - 16.
1582 Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina on this day in history.
1619 On this day in history denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies
1628 On April - 16 cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand
1632 On April - 16 albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme commander
1635 Frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter on this day in history.
1645 Tobias Hume, English composer on April - 16.
1648 John Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre) on this day in history.
1652 Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40) on April - 16.
1660 Hans Sloane, England, physician/naturalist/founder (British Museum) on this day in history.
1673 Francesco Feroci, composer on this day in history.
1682 John Hadley, mathematician/inventor (1st reflecting telescope) on April - 16.
1687 George Villiers 2nd duke of Buckingham, dies at 59 on April - 16.
1697 On this day in history johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer
1703 Caffarelli, [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castra singer/duke on April - 16.
1705 On April - 16 isaac Newton is knighted. From then on, just call him Sir
1705 On this day in history queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College
1724 1st Easter observed (OS=Apr 9) on this day in history.
1728 Joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist on April - 16.