On This Day

What Happened in April 1619

Historical Events

  • Apr 19 Theatrum Anatomicum opens in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 21 Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Colony (Cape Town), born in Culemborg (d. 1677)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 10 Thomas Jones, Archbishop of Dublin (b. c1550)
  • Apr 16 Denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies