What Happened in April 1581

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Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 Portuguese Cortes subjects himself on Philip II

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 4 Francis Drake knighted by Queen Elizabeth I aboard Golden Hind at Deptford

Vice Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Vice Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 24 Vincent de Paul, French saint (d. 1660)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 3 Huibert Duifhuis, Roman Catholic pastor (Rotterdam/Utrecht), dies