Historical Events In April - 16
Tuesday, 07 July 2020
0073 On April - 16 masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt.
0556 On April - 16 pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0744 al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph on this day in history.
0924 Berengar of Friuli, King of Italy on this day in history.
1071 On this day in history five centuries of Byzantine rule in Italy end April 16 as Bari falls to Robert Guiscard after a 3-year Norman siege
1071 Bari falls to Robert Guiscard, ending Byzantine rule in Italy on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1198 Duke Frederick I of Austria on April - 16.
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 April - 16.
1509 On April - 16 french army under Louis XII enters Alps
1521 On this day in history martin Luther arrives at Diet of Worms
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 Denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies on April - 16.
1628 On April - 16 cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand
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 April - 16.
1648 On April - 16 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 this day in history.
1673 On this day in history 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 April - 16.
1697 On April - 16 johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer
1703 Caffarelli, [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castra singer/duke on April - 16.
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.