On This Day

What Happened in April 1598

Historical Events

  • Apr 13 Edict of Nantes grants political rights to French Huguenots
  • Apr 30 1st theater performance in America (Spanish comedy-Rio Grande)

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 5 Laurentius Erhard, German composer, born in Haguenau, Alsace (d. 1669)
  • Apr 17 Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (Almagestum Novum), born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1671)
  • Apr 23 Maarten Tromp, Dutch admiral, born in Breille, Netherlands (d. 1653)