On This Day

What Happened in April 1560

Historical Events


BattleExecution

Apr 13 Giovanni, son of Italian mathematician Girolamo Cardano is executed for poisoning his wife, despite his father's efforts to save him

Mathematician Girolamo Cardano
Mathematician
Girolamo Cardano

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 19 Philipp Melanchton (Schwazerd), church reformer, dies at 63