On This Day

What Happened in April 1609

Historical Events

  • Apr 5 Daimyo (Lord) of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa
  • Apr 9 Spain & Netherlands sign 12 Year Resistant Pact

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 4 Charles de L'Ecluse, Flemish botanist (b. 1526)