Historical Events in April 1516

  • Apr 6 A Willaert installed as singer of cardinal Ippolito I d'Este
  • Apr 10 1st Jewish ghetto established: Venice compels Jews to live in a specific area

German Beer Purity Law

Apr 23 Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria endorses "The German Beer Purity Law" (Reinheitsgebot) and adds to it standards for the sale of beer in Bavaria, ensuring beer is only brewed from three ingredients – water, malt and hops