On This Day

What Happened in April 1550

Historical Events

  • Apr 2 Jewish physician Joseph Hacohen expelled from city of Genoa, all Jews soon after
  • Apr 28 Powers of Dutch inquisition extends

Historic Event

Apr 29 Emperor Charles V gives inquisiters additional authority

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 12 Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Lord Great Chamberlain of England, born in Hedingham Castle, Essex, England (d. 1604)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 12 Claude of Lorraine, duke of Guise, dies at 53