On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1616

Day of the Week: Saturday

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