On This Day

What Happened in April 1617

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 3 Antimo Liberati, Italian composer, born in Foligno, Italy (d. 1692)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn Napier

Apr 4 John Napier, Scottish mathematician and inventor (logarithms), dies from effects of gout at 67

Mathematician John Napier
Mathematician
John Napier
  • Apr 5 Alonso Lobo, Spanish composer (b. 1555)
  • Apr 24 Carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered