On This Day

What Happened in April 1595

Historical Events

  • Apr 2 Cornelis de Houtman's ships depart to Asia through Cape of Good Hope

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 5 John Wilson, English composer, born in Faversham, Kent (d. 1674)

Famous Weddings

  • Apr 15 Willem I's daughter of Elisabeth of Nassau marries duke Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne of Broth

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 25 Torquato Tasso, Italian poet (Gerusalemme liberata), dies at 51