On This Day

What Happened in April 1545

Historical Events

  • Apr 12 French King Francois I orders protestants of Vaudois to be killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 13 Elisabeth of Valois, daughter of King Henry II of France and 3rd wife of Philip II of Spain, born in Fontainbleau, France (d. 1568)
  • Apr 28 Yi Sun-sin, Korean Naval Commander, born in Hanseong, South Korea (d. 1598)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 10 Costanzo Festa, Italian composer