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What Happened on April 23, 1516

Historical Events


GermanyGerman Beer Purity Law

Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria endorses "The German Beer Purity Law" (Reinheitsgebot) and adds to it standards for the sale of beer in Bavaria, ensuring beer is only brewed from three ingredients – water, malt and hops
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The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot)
The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot)

Famous Birthdays

  • Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian and archaeologist, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1571)
1516 Highlights

About April 23, 1516

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 504 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus