On This Day

What Happened in April 1553

Historical Events

  • Apr 29 Flemish woman introduces practice of starching linen into England

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 30 Louise de Lorraine, Queen consort of France (1575-89), born in Nomeny, Bar, France (d. 1601)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 9 Francois Rabelais, French author (Gargantua, Pantagruel), dies at 49