Historical Events In April - 16
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
0073 On April - 16 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 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 On this day in history adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily
1198 On this day in history duke Frederick I of Austria
1346 King Stefanus IX of Serbia proclaims himself czar of Greece on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1496 David van Bourgondie, Bishop of Utrecht (1456-96), dies at about 69 on April - 16.
1509 On April - 16 french army under Louis XII enters Alps
1521 Martin Luther arrives at Diet of Worms on April - 16.
1529 Louis de Berquin, French humanist/reformer/heretic, burned at stake on April - 16.
1582 On this day in history spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina.
1619 On April - 16 denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies
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 April - 16 frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter
1645 Tobias Hume, English composer on April - 16.
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 this day in history.
1673 Francesco Feroci, composer on this day in history.
1682 On this day in history john Hadley, mathematician/inventor (1st reflecting telescope)
1687 George Villiers 2nd duke of Buckingham, dies at 59 on this day in history.
1697 On this day in history johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer
1703 On this day in history caffarelli, [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castra singer/duke
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 1st Easter observed (OS=Apr 9) on April - 16.
1728 Joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist on this day in history.