What Happened in April 1597

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings

Johannes Kepler

Apr 27 Astronomer Johannes Kepler marries widow Barbara Müller