Historical Events In April - 16
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
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 this day in history al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph
0924 On April - 16 berengar of Friuli, King of Italy
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 this day in history.
1118 Adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily on April - 16.
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 this day in history 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 On this day in history martin Luther arrives at Diet of Worms
1529 On April - 16 louis de Berquin, French humanist/reformer/heretic, burned at stake
1582 On April - 16 spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina.
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 April - 16 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 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 April - 16.
1682 John Hadley, mathematician/inventor (1st reflecting telescope) on April - 16.
1687 On April - 16 george Villiers 2nd duke of Buckingham, dies at 59
1697 On this day in history johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer
1703 On April - 16 caffarelli, [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castra singer/duke
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 On April - 16 1st Easter observed (OS=Apr 9)
1728 On April - 16 joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist