On This Day

What Happened in April 1614

Historical Events

Historic Event

Apr 5 2nd parliament of King James I begin session (no enactments)

  • Apr 25 Amsterdam Bank of Loan forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 25 Hieronymus van Beverningk, Dutch general, born in Gouda, Netherlands (1690)
  • Apr 25 Marc'Antonio Pasqualini, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1691)

Famous Weddings


Apr 5 American Indian princess Pocahontas and daughter of chief Powhatan marries English colonist John Rolfe

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 El Greco, Greek-born artist working in Spain (b. 1541)