On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1616

Miguel de Cervantes

Apr 22 Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, Spanish author (Don Quixote), dies of likely diabetes at 68

William Shakespeare

Apr 23 William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright (b. 1564) (Julian calendar) dies aged 52

  • Apr 23 El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Peruvian writer (b. 1539)