On This Day

What Happened in April 1572

Historical Events

  • Apr 1 Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Spaniards, during the Eighty Years' War, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic.
  • Apr 21 France & England sign anti-Spanish military covenant

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 4 William Strachey, English writer ( early history of the English colonisation of North America), born in Saffron Walden, Essex (d. 1621)
  • Apr 14 Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician and philosopher, born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1632)