On This Day

What Happened in April 1582

Historical Events

  • Apr 3 French van Valois honored as Duke of Gelre, Earl of Zutphen
  • Apr 16 Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta in Argentina

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Thomas Simpson, English composer who worked in Germany, born in Kent (d. 1628)
  • Apr 8 Phineas Fletcher, English poet, born in Cranbrook (d. 1650)