Historical Events In April - 16
Monday, 18 February 2019
0073 On this day in history masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt.
0556 On this day in history pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0744 On April - 16 al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph
0924 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 On this day in history king Stefanus IX of Serbia proclaims himself czar of Greece
1395 On April - 16 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 French army under Louis XII enters Alps on this day in history.
1521 Martin Luther arrives at Diet of Worms on this day in history.
1529 On April - 16 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 On April - 16 denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies
1628 On April - 16 cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand
1632 Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme commander on April - 16.
1635 Frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter on this day in history.
1645 Tobias Hume, English composer on April - 16.
1648 On this day in history john Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre)
1652 On April - 16 clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40)
1660 Hans Sloane, England, physician/naturalist/founder (British Museum) on April - 16.
1673 On April - 16 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 April - 16 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 this day in history.
1728 Joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist on April - 16.