On This Day

What Happened in April 1616

Historical Events

  • Apr 23 Netherlands buys De Briel/Vlissingen/Fort Rammekens from England

Historic Event

Apr 30 King James I of England leaves Brielle

Famous Deaths

Miguel de Cervantes

Apr 22 Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, Spanish author (Don Quixote), dies of likely diabetes at 68

William Shakespeare

Apr 23 William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright (b. 1564) (Julian calendar) dies aged 52

  • Apr 23 El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Peruvian writer (b. 1539)