On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1616

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestWilliam Shakespeare

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

1616 Highlights

About April 23, 1616

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 404 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus