On This Day

What Happened in April 1558

Historical Events

Historic Event

Apr 4 Tsar Ivan IV gives parts of North-Russia to fur traders

Famous Weddings

Mary, Queen of Scots

Apr 24 Mary, Queen of Scots (15) marries French dauphin Francis (14) at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 18 Roxelana, wife of Otttoman sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, dies at ~54
  • Apr 20 Johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer, dies at 72
  • Apr 26 Jean Fernel, French physician (coined the term "physiology"), dies at 61