On This Day

What Happened in April 1539

Historical Events

  • Apr 19 Charles, protestant German monarch, signs Treaty of Frankrfurt
  • Apr 27 Re-founding of the city of Bogotá, New Granada (nowadays Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastián de Belalcázar.

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 17 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter (Strasbourg astronomical clock), born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland (d. 1584)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 17 George the Bearded, Duke of Saxony (1500-39), dies at 67