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What Happened on April 23, 1516

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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
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The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot)
The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot)
  • The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot), is enforced across all of Bavaria by Wilhelm IV, Duke of Bavaria, stating beer should be brewed from only three ingredients – water, malt and hops

Famous Birthdays

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