On This Day

What Happened in April 1541

Historical Events

  • Apr 4 Ignatius of Loyola becomes 1st superior-general of Jesuits
  • Apr 7 Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies
  • Apr 25 -26) Liege flooded after heavy down pour

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 8 Michele Mercati, Italian physician and gardener, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1593)