Historical Events In April - 16
Thursday, 05 December 2019
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 April - 16.
0744 al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph on April - 16.
0924 Berengar of Friuli, King of Italy on April - 16.
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 Bari falls to Robert Guiscard, ending Byzantine rule in Italy on April - 16.
1115 On April - 16 svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113]
1118 Adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily on this day in history.
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 On April - 16 filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies
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 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 Denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies on this day in history.
1628 Cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand on this day in history.
1632 Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme commander on this day in history.
1635 Frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter on this day in history.
1645 Tobias Hume, English composer on this day in history.
1648 John Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre) on April - 16.
1652 Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40) on April - 16.
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 April - 16.
1697 On April - 16 johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer
1703 Caffarelli, [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castra singer/duke on April - 16.
1705 On this day in history 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 On April - 16 joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist