Historical Events In April - 16
Monday, 15 October 2018
0073 Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1118 On this day in history adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily
1198 On April - 16 duke Frederick I of Austria
1346 King Stefanus IX of Serbia proclaims himself czar of Greece on this day in history.
1395 On April - 16 azzo X d'Este is defeated at the Battle of Portomaggiore by Venetian-Ferrarese troops.
1446 On this day in history filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies
1496 David van Bourgondie, Bishop of Utrecht (1456-96), dies at about 69 on this day in history.
1509 French army under Louis XII enters Alps on this day in history.
1521 Martin Luther arrives at Diet of Worms on April - 16.
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 On April - 16 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 On this day in history john Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre)
1652 On this day in history clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40)
1660 On April - 16 hans Sloane, England, physician/naturalist/founder (British Museum)
1673 On April - 16 francesco Feroci, composer
1682 On April - 16 john Hadley, mathematician/inventor (1st reflecting telescope)
1687 On April - 16 george Villiers 2nd duke of Buckingham, dies at 59
1697 Johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer on this day in history.
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 Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College on this day in history.
1724 1st Easter observed (OS=Apr 9) on this day in history.
1728 Joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist on this day in history.