On This Day

What Happened in April 1597

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 23 William Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance

Playwright William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 9 John Davenport, Puritan clergyman and cofounder of the New Haven Colony, born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 1670)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 27 Astronomer Johannes Kepler marries widow Barbara Müller

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Johannes Kepler