On This Day

What Happened in April 1616

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 30 King James I of England leaves Brielle

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMiguel de Cervantes

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

Person of interestWilliam 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)