On This Day

What Happened in April 1599

Famous Birthdays

Oliver Cromwell

Apr 25 Oliver Cromwell, Puritan lord protector of England (1653-58), born in Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England (d. 1658)

Famous Weddings

  • Apr 18 Valencia arch duke Albrecht of Austrian marries Isabella of Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 10 Gabrielle d'EstrĂ©e, mistress of King Henry IV of France (b. 1571)
  • Apr 14 Henry Wallop, English statesman who governed Ireland
  • Apr 27 Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general, dies at 61