What Happened in April 1573

Historical Events

  • Apr 30 The spire of Beauvais Cathedral, France, which made it the tallest human-made monument in the world at the time, collapses (never rebuilt)

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 13 Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen consort of Sweden as the wife of King Charles IX, born in Kiel, Germany (d. 1625)
  • Apr 17 Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1651)
  • Apr 26 Marie de' Medici, Queen of France, born in Palazzo Pitti, Florence (d. 1642)