On This Day

What Happened in April 1590

Historical Events

  • Apr 2 States-General appoints earl Mauritius, viceroy of Utrecht

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 18 Ahmed I, 14th Sultan of the Ottoman Emperor (1603-17); constructed the Blue Mosque, born in Manisa Palace, Manisa, Ottoman Empire (d. 1617)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 6 Francis Walsingham, English secretary of state, dies at about 57