On This Day

What Happened in April 1585

Historical Events

  • Apr 5 Clemens Crabbeels becomes bishop of Hertogenbosch

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 4 Caspar de Robles, Spanish viceroy of Frisia, dies at about 57

Person of interestGregory XIII

Apr 10 Gregory XIII [Ugo Boncompagni], Italian pope (1572-85) who introduced the Gregorian (New Style) calendar in 1582, dies at 83