On This Day

What Happened in April 1617

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

John Napier

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

  • Apr 5 Alonso Lobo, Spanish composer (Versa est in luctum), dies at 62
  • Apr 24 Carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered