On This Day

What Happened in April 1552

Historical Events

  • Apr 4 Mauritius van Saksen begins alliance with Karel Anikita Stroganov
  • Apr 10 Henri II of France occupies Metz
  • Apr 18 Mauritius of Saksen occupies Linz
  • Apr 19 Mauritius of Saksen captures Karel

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 15 Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1626)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 14 Laurentius Andreae, [Lars Andersson], Swedish church reformer, dies
  • Apr 18 John Leland, English poet & antiquarian, dies at 49
  • Apr 21 Petrus Apianus [Peter Apian], German mathematician, astronomer and cartographer, dies at 50