What Happened in April 1578

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Historical Events

  • Apr 27 Duel of the Mignons claims the lives of two favorites of Henry III of France and two favorites of Henry I, Duke of Guise.

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 William Harvey, English physician (discovered blood circulation), born in Folkestone, Kent (d. 1657)
  • Apr 14 Philip III, King of Spain & Portugal (1598-1621)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 14 James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, consort of Mary I of Scotland
  • Apr 19 Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1530)