On This Day

What Happened in April 1558

Historical Events

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

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 24 Mary, Queen of Scots marries French dauphin Francis

Queen of Scotland Mary, Queen of Scots
Queen of Scotland
Mary, Queen of Scots

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 Francois Fernel, French physician (coined the term "physiology"), dies at 61