Historical Events In April - 16
Wednesday, 08 February 2023
0073 Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt on April - 16.
0556 Pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0744 On April - 16 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 April - 16 bari falls to Robert Guiscard, ending Byzantine rule in Italy.
1115 Svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113] on April - 16.
1118 On April - 16 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 Azzo X d'Este is defeated at the Battle of Portomaggiore by Venetian-Ferrarese troops on this day in history.
1446 On April - 16 filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies
1496 On April - 16 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 April - 16.
1619 On this day in history denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies
1628 Cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand on this day in history.
1632 Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme commander on April - 16.
1635 Frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter on April - 16.
1645 On April - 16 tobias Hume, English composer
1648 John Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre) on April - 16.
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 Francesco Feroci, composer on April - 16.
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 Johann Gottlieb Gorner, composer on April - 16.
1703 On April - 16 caffarelli, [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castra singer/duke
1705 Isaac Newton is knighted. From then on, just call him Sir on April - 16.
1705 Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College on April - 16.
1724 On April - 16 1st Easter observed (OS=Apr 9)
1728 Joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist on April - 16.