Historical Events In April - 16
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
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 al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph on April - 16.
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 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 Duke Frederick I of Austria on April - 16.
1346 On this day in history king Stefanus IX of Serbia proclaims himself czar of Greece
1395 Azzo X d'Este is defeated at the Battle of Portomaggiore by Venetian-Ferrarese troops on April - 16.
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 April - 16 martin Luther arrives at Diet of Worms
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 this day in history denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies
1628 On this day in history cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand
1632 Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme commander on this day in history.
1635 On this day in history frans van Mieris, the Elder, Dutch painter
1645 On this day in history tobias Hume, English composer
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 Hans Sloane, England, physician/naturalist/founder (British Museum) on this day in history.
1673 On this day in history francesco Feroci, composer
1682 On this day in history john Hadley, mathematician/inventor (1st reflecting telescope)
1687 George Villiers 2nd duke of Buckingham, dies at 59 on April - 16.
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 April - 16.
1724 1st Easter observed (OS=Apr 9) on April - 16.
1728 On April - 16 joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist