On This Day

What Happened in April 1533

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 8 Claudio Merulo, Italian organist and composer, born in Correggio, Italy (d. 1604)
  • Apr 24 William I, Prince of Orange (1544-84), born in Dillenburg, County of Nassau, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1584)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 10 Frederik I, King of Denmark and Norway (1523-33), dies at 61
  • Apr 28 Nicholas West, English bishop & diplomat, dies at 72