Historical Events In April - 16
Wednesday, 10 August 2022
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 this day in history.
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 On April - 16 bari falls to Robert Guiscard, ending Byzantine rule in Italy.
1115 On this day in history svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113]
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 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 April - 16.
1496 On this day in history david van Bourgondie, Bishop of Utrecht (1456-96), dies at about 69
1509 On this day in history french army under Louis XII enters Alps
1521 Martin Luther arrives at Diet of Worms on April - 16.
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 Cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand on April - 16.
1632 On this day in history albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme commander
1635 On this day in history frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter
1645 On April - 16 tobias Hume, English composer
1648 On April - 16 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 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 this day in history.
1705 Isaac Newton is knighted. From then on, just call him Sir on this day in history.
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.