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)

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare (1564-1616)

English poet and playwright (Romeo and Juliet; Macbeth: Hamlet), dies at about 52

1616 Highlights

About April 23, 1616

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 406 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus