On This Day

What Happened in April 1588

Historical Events

  • Apr 4 Christian IV succeeds Frederick II as king of Denmark

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestThomas Hobbes

Apr 5 Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (Leviathan), born in Westport, England (d. 1679)

Philosopher Thomas Hobbes
Philosopher
Thomas Hobbes
  • Apr 15 Claudius Salmasius [Claude Saumaise], French linguist, born in Semur-en-Auxois, France (d. 1653)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 4 Frederick II, King of Denmark and Norway (1559-88), dies at 53
  • Apr 19 Paolo Veronese (Cagliari), painter, dies